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Master the art of raku, from firing to finishing. This is the definitive reference on this unique form of ceramics. Both novice and experienced ceramists familiar with raku will be informed and inspired by this newly updated, technique-based book with how-to photos and text.Mastering Rakucovers such topics as the history and philosophy of raku, types of clay, forming techniques, firing, glazes, and decoration. Types of kilns and kiln construction are also fully explained, and the book includes a gallery of works from around the world along with updated clay and glaze recipes.
Steven Branfman enjoys an international reputation as a potter, writer, teacher, and businessman. In 1977 he founded The Potters Shop and School, which has become a nationally known school, gallery, bookstore, and artist’s workspace. He is the author of Raku: A Practical Approach and The Potter’s Professional Handbook, and writes frequently for craft and pottery magazines.