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Table Of Contents

The Basic Building Blocks
Elements Found in Ceramic Materials
Compounds Used in Ceramics
Clays
Feldspars
Frits
Ground Silica (Flint)
Silica/Melter Materials
Glaze and Body Stains
Toxic Materials
Eutectics
Purchasing Ceramic Materials
Ceramic Recipes
The Physics of Ceramic Color
Colorants Found in Nature
Ceramic Stains
Colors Found in Stains
Using Stains in Ceramic Recipes
A Note on Toxicity
Important Attributes of Clay Bodies
Plasticity
Working Strength
Clay Body Color
Maturity
Clay Body Absorption
Clay Body Texture
Resistance to Warping
Intended Use
Materials Used in Clay Bodies
Nonclay Materials
Silica
Silicates
Fluxing Materials
Fillers
Types of Silica and Their Effect on Clay Bodies
Materials in Clay Body Recipes
Clay Body Types
Clay Body Types in Common Use
Earthenware Bodies
Stoneware Bodies
High-Fire Sculpture Bodies
Porcelain Bodies
Porcelainous Bodies
Unconventional Clay Bodies
Self-Glazing Clay Bodies
Low-Clay Content Bodies
Colored Clay Bodies
Low-Clay Content Colored Clay Bodies
Highly Active Fluxes in Clay Bodies
Material Substitutions in Clay Bodies
Testing Clay Bodies
Testing for Working Strength
Testing for Plasticity
Testing for Shrinkage
Testing for Warping
Testing Clay Body Absorption
Vessel Forms
Utilitarian Vessels
Nonutilitarian Vessels
Sculpture
Imagery
Ceramic Wall Pieces
Robert Harrison
Preparing the Clay for Work
Seasoning the Clay Body
Wedging
Cutting
Ceramic Forming Methods
Pinch Forming
Building a Small Pinch Form
Building a Large Pinch Form
Solid Forming
Piercing a Solid Form
Hollowing a Solid Block of Clay
Slab Forming
Making a Ceramic Cylindrical Form
Joins
Working With the Cylinder
Making a Three-Sided Form
Coil Building
Coil Forming
Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel
The Process
Centering
Opening Up the Form
Pulling
Thrown and Altered Forms
“Ovalizing” a Thrown Cylinder
Matrix Forming
Drape Forming
Using a Plywood Drape Form to Create a Plate
Forming a U-Shaped Pot
Extruder Forming
Mold Forming
Press Mold Forming
Slipcast Forming
Slip Forming
Making the Mold
Mixing Plaster
Making a Simple One-Piece Mold
Making a Simple Two-Piece Mold
Casting Slip
Using the Mold to Make a Piece
Experiments in Form Creation
Modular Forms
Mixed Media
Combining Metal and Clay in the Fire
Using Melting to Create Form
Sprigged Imagery
Applying Sprigged Imagery
Carved and Engraved Imagery
Carving an Image in a Ceramic Form
Stamped or Pressed Imagery
Using Stamped Imagery on a Slab Form
Press Molded Imagery
Making an Applied Press Mold Element
Sandblasting
Slip Trailing
Using a Flexible Slip Trailer
Introduction
Clay Surfaces
Applied Surfaces
Nonvitreous Surfaces
Washes
Finishing a Piece With Glazes and Washes
Slips and Engobes
Applying Glazes Over Nonvitreous Surfaces
Vitreous Engobes
Problems Posed by Slips and Engobes
Vitreous Engobe Recipes: Cones 04/03
Gritty Slips and Engobes
Terra Sigillatas
Deflocculant Amounts
Application
Using Terra Sigillatas as Underglazes
The Influence of Firing Temperature
Cone 04
What to Look for in Cone 04 Recipes
Cone 02
What to Look for in Cone 02 Recipes
Cone 3
What to Look for in Cone 3 Recipes
Cone 6
What to Look for in Cone 6 Recipes
Commercially Prepared Cone 6 Glazes
Cone 9
What to Look for in Cone 9 Recipes
Cone 9 Glaze Types
Balanced Recipes
High-Silica Recipes
High-Alumina Recipes
Glazes Identified by the Influence of a Material
Wood Ash
Substitution Strategies for Barium Glazes
Calcium/Magnesium Glazes
Copper Reds
Strontium Glazes
High Zirconium Glazes
Glazes Classified by Appearance
Transparent Glazes
Transparent Mat Glazes
Majolica
Luster Glazes
Visually Textured Glazes
Dry, Highly Textured Glaze Surfaces
Industrial (Smooth Surfaced) Glazes
Low Viscosity Glazes
Glazes Classified by Intended Use or Purpose
Utilitarian Glazes
Glazes for Outdoor Use
Glazes for Porcelain Bodies
Crystal Glazes
Raku
Safety/Toxicity Problems Associated With Raku
Glaze Making
Glaze Testing
Application Methods
Dipping
Splash and Pour
Spraying
Brushing
Complex Application Strategies
Intaglio Glazing
Painted Imagery
Using a Brush to Apply a Textured Surface
A Multiple-Layer Glaze Strategy
“Tzu Chou” Imagery
Combining Engraving and Glazing
Combining Terra Sigillata and Glaze Applications
Firing at Multiple Temperatures
Testing a Glaze Application Strategy
For Hand-Built Work
For Wheel-Formed Work
Kiln Atmosphere
Reduction Firing
Low-Fire Reduction
A Sawdust Firing
Making a Sawdust Kiln
Firing a Piece in the Sawdust Fire
The Pottery of African Village Potters
Oxidation Firing
Fuel-Burning Kilns
The Wood Kiln
Oil and Gas as Fuels
Oil and Gas Kiln Design
The Salt Kiln
Toxic Side Effects of the Salt Fire
Soda Firing
Electric Kilns
Purchasing a Commercially Made Electric Kiln
Small Test Kilns
Kiln Furniture - Kiln Shelves and Posts
Loading
Cones
Cone Numbering
Cone Chart
Cone
Sighting the Cone
Placing the Cone in an Electric Kiln
Placing the Cone in a Fuel-Burning Kiln
Kiln Sitters
Pyrometers
Computer-Aided Firing
The Pace of Firing
Cooling the Kiln
The Bisque Firing
A Day-Long Bisque Firing
A Two-Day Bisque Firing
The Final Fire
A Day-Long Final Firing
A Two-Day Glaze Firing
Cooling an Electric Kiln
Cooling an Electric Kiln With a Kiln Sitter
Opening the Kiln
Controlling the Atmosphere Inside a Fuel-Burning Kiln
Flashing
A Typical Gas Kiln Cone 9 Reduction Final Firing
Controlling Cooling in a Gas- Fired Reducing Kiln
Multiple Firings
The Kiln in the Imagination of the Ceramist
Asia
China
Japan
Roman and Medieval Pottery in England
Staffordshire Ware
Africa
Pre-Columbian America
The American Southwest
Anasazi Pottery
North America Since Columbus
Contemporary Ceramics in the U.S. and Canada
Analyzing the Oxides in Ceramic Recipes
The Analysis Format
Appendix A Analysis in Ceramics
Glaze Oxides Categorized by Oxide Structure
Percent by Weight Analysis
Glaze Oxides Categorized by Oxide Structure
New Developments
Interpreting and Using Molecular Analysis Figures
Glaze Building Recommendations
For Molecular Analysis Systems
Limit Formulas for Percentage Systems
General Guidelines for Glazes of Any Firing Temperature
Clays Useful in Glazes
Talc and Wollastonite
Ground Silica or Flint
Materials That Contain No Silica or Alumina
Guidelines for Specific Firing Temperatures
How the System is Used
Interpreting a Glaze Recipe
Adapting a Glaze Materials Substitutions
Developing a New Glaze Recipe
Other Analysis Strategies
Sorting Recipe Data
Filtering
Image Creation Analysis
Visual Material: The Image Creation Diagram
Conversion Charts
The Work Space
Studio Equipment
Basic Tools and Furnishings
Economy Class - An Inexpensive Studio
Small Tools for General Use
Useful Small Tools for the Hand Builder
Tools for Throwing
Tools for Glaze Formulation and Application
Tools for Testing Ceramic Formulations
The Potter’s Wheel
Slab Rollers
Ceramic Scales
Sprayers
External Mix Sprayers
Internal Mix Sprayers
Compressors
Atomizer Sprayers
Toxicity
Substitutes for Toxic Materials
Silica-Containing Materials
Cone 02 Recipes
Annotated Bibliography
Index
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Ceramics - Mastering the Craft

Ceramics - Mastering the Craft

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A fascinating blend of the technical and aesthetic aspects of ceramics, this second edition features historical background information, analysis of image creation strategies, and numerous technical photos. Photo essays show such processes as raku, throwing on a wheel, slab construction, hand forming in a press mold, working with colored clay, creating a mold-formed vessel, and several others.Potters will find invaluable information on buying and formulating clays, creating form in clay, clay imagery, ceramic surfaces, choosing and applying glazes, firing clay bodies, analysis of glaze recipe types and kiln designs, and much more. Also included are dozens of clay body and glaze recipes.This greatly expanded and updated edition features more than 300 beautiful color photos of the most innovative work being done in the ceramics field today.
A fascinating blend of the technical and aesthetic aspects of ceramics, this second edition features historical background information, analysis of image creation strategies, and numerous technical photos. Photo essays show such processes as raku, throwing on a wheel, slab construction, hand forming in a press mold, working with colored clay, creating a mold-formed vessel, and several others.Potters will find invaluable information on buying and formulating clays, creating form in clay, clay imagery, ceramic surfaces, choosing and applying glazes, firing clay bodies, analysis of glaze recipe types and kiln designs, and much more. Also included are dozens of clay body and glaze recipes.This greatly expanded and updated edition features more than 300 beautiful color photos of the most innovative work being done in the ceramics field today.

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