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The Craft and Art of Clay,9780130851253

The Craft and Art of Clay

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3rd
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9780130851253

ISBN10:
0130851256
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

"The Craft and Art of Clay," by leading ceramics teacher Susan Peterson, is the most comprehensive available guide to modern ceramics, packed with step-by-step illustrations of ceramic techniques to guide the beginner as well as inspirational ceramic pieces from contemporary potters from around the world. This completely revised fourth edition contains more than 150 new illustrations and includes profiles of key ceramists who have influenced the field, new material on marketing ceramics on the internet, and added coverage of paperclays, using gold, and alternative glazes. This is the one book no ceramist, whether novice or expert, can do without.

Author Biography

Susan Peterson is Professor Emerita of Ceramics at Hunter College at the City University of New York, and is a practicing ceramist whose work has been exhibited throughout the world

Table of Contents

Preface 8(3)
The Craft And Art Of Clay
11(12)
Safety Issues
20(3)
Fabrication Methods
23(78)
Introduction
23(3)
Handbuilding
26(24)
Clayworking tools
30(1)
Spiral wedging
31(1)
Pinching a vessel
32(1)
Coil building: smooth surface
33(1)
Coil building: textured surface
34(1)
Coil and pinch sculpture
35(1)
Handbuilding with porcelain
36(1)
Slab building
37(1)
Large slab constructions
38(2)
Handbuilding in or over forms
40(1)
Figures
41(3)
Mechanical methods of forming
44(1)
Making walls
45(2)
Walls
47(1)
John Mason's handbuilt sculpture
48(2)
Wheel-Throwing
50(39)
Throwing on the wheel
53(1)
Throwing faults and remedies
54(1)
Centering
55(1)
Opening the ball
56(1)
Pulling up
57(1)
Throwing a bowl
58(1)
Shinsaku Hamada's large bowl
59(1)
Toshiko Takaezu's balloon-form
60(1)
Throwing a pitcher
61(1)
Bowl forms
62(1)
Pitcher and bottle forms
63(1)
Throwing a bottle
64(1)
Methods of footing pots
65(1)
Pulling and attaching handles
66(1)
Thrown and cut handles
67(1)
Flat lids for flanged pots
68(1)
Lidded pot forms
69(1)
Dome lids for flanged pots
70(1)
Flanged lids: domed and flat
71(1)
Casserole dish with inside flange
72(1)
Casserole trimming and lid making
73(1)
Thrown casserole knob
74(1)
Platter throwing
75(1)
Platter and plate trimming
76(1)
Platter forms
77(1)
Teapot forms
78(1)
Teapot throwing, lid and spout
79(2)
Susan Peterson's wheel-thrown forms
81(1)
Donut throwing and trimming
82(1)
Off-the-hump throwing
83(1)
Pedestal vessels
84(1)
Throwing large vessels
85(1)
Thrown and hand construction
86(1)
Thrown slab constructions
87(1)
Peter Voulkos' altered wheel forms
88(1)
Plasterwork
89(12)
Preparing plaster
91(1)
Making a one-piece mold
92(1)
Making a two-piece mold
93(1)
Two-piece mold with handle
94(1)
Slip casting and press molding
95(1)
Multipiece molds
96(1)
Wheelheads and complicated molds
97(1)
Inventing with molds
98(1)
A ceramic installation
99(2)
Design, Decoration, And Glazing
101(26)
Design: From Idea To Art
101(7)
An exercise in how to see
104(1)
Experimenting with design
105(1)
Design ideas from nature
106(2)
Decoration
108(6)
Decorating with clay
109(1)
Pre-patterned decoration
110(1)
Creating line in three dimensions
111(1)
Texturing clay
112(1)
Prints from clay
113(1)
Glazing
114(13)
Weighing and mixing a glaze
116(1)
How to glaze
117(1)
Decorating over and under glaze
118(1)
Decorating with glaze
119(1)
Glaze application
120(2)
Decorative techniques with glazes
122(1)
Surface details
123(1)
The Japanese way
124(1)
Photo-emulsion and decals
125(2)
Clays
127(28)
Science and ceramic art
127(2)
Geological types of natural clays
129(3)
Commercial clays after firing
132(1)
Test results of commercial clays
133(1)
Classifying fired clay wares
134(3)
What is a clay body?
137(1)
Testing materials
138(2)
Composing a good clay body
140(2)
Talc body
142(2)
Additions to the clay-body batch
144(2)
Preparing the clay for work
146(1)
Making casting slip
147(1)
Historical clay bodies
148(4)
Unusual clay bodies
152(3)
Glazes
155(50)
Origins of glazes
155(1)
Feldspars: clay and glaze fluxes
156(1)
Developing glazes
157(1)
Fine examples of glazes
158(2)
Visual samples: 34 glaze materials, alone and in 50/50 blends
160(4)
Reading the test photographs
164(2)
50/50 blends of 34 glaze materials, cone 5 oxidation
166(2)
50/50 blends of 34 glaze materials, cone 10 reduction
168(2)
Compounding a complete glaze
170(1)
Composite glaze fluxes
170(2)
Organic materials for glazes
172(1)
Fusion buttons of frits
173(1)
Garbage glazes
174(1)
Colors
175(4)
Ceramic coloring implements
179(1)
Stains for coloring implements
180(1)
Color blends
181(5)
Ferro frits-plus-stains-low-fire
186(2)
Frits-plus-stains-high-fire
188(2)
Changing glazes
190(2)
Low-fire treatments
192(2)
MayCo ``one-strokes'' (stains)
194(1)
MayCo ``underglazes'' (engobes)
195(1)
MayCo ``art glazes''
196(1)
MayCo ``special glazes''
197(1)
Lusters for reduction firing
198(1)
China paint process
198(1)
Making your own lusters
199(2)
Working with gold
201(1)
Drawing a grid pattern
202(1)
Glaze faults
203(2)
Firing The Ware And Marketing
205(38)
Temperature
206(4)
Atmosphere
210(1)
Kilns
211(8)
Placing kilns
215(1)
Kiln materials
215(2)
Stacking kilns
217(2)
Firing
219(21)
Principles of kiln firing
220(2)
``Rebirth through clay''
222(1)
Special firing techniques
223(2)
Firing faults
225(9)
Fired in place sculpture
234(1)
Patinas developed in firing
235(1)
Potters who also work in glass
236(2)
Dinnerware
238(2)
Marketing
240(3)
Highpoints In Ceramic History
243(42)
Historical Overview
245(32)
Influences in our time
259(5)
Site-specific installations
264(5)
Tile
269(1)
Narrative
270(3)
Mixed media
273(3)
Kaneko's Fremont project
276(1)
Ancient Traditions
277(8)
Bridging two worlds
282(1)
Golden Bridge Pottery
283(2)
Portfolio
285(46)
Compendium
331(78)
Glaze oxides
332(5)
Chemical Compositions
337(9)
Calculating glaze by formula
339(7)
Data And Conversions
346(19)
Feldspars, frits, and clays
346(8)
Temperatures and cones
354(6)
Conversion charts
360(1)
Computer programs
361(2)
Virtual computer
363(2)
Artists' Techniques
365(11)
List Of Artists
376(3)
Museum Collections
379(16)
Glossary
395(7)
Annotated Bibliography
402(6)
General books on ceramics
402(2)
Ceramic history
404(3)
Technical books
407(1)
Ceramics Magazines
408(1)
Residencies
408(1)
Acknowledgements 409(1)
Index 410


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