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9781559346320

Make It in Clay : A Beginner's Guide to Ceramics

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  • ISBN13:

    9781559346320

  • ISBN10:

    1559346329

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-04-01
  • Publisher: MAYF
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Summary

An excellent introductory guide to creating clay

Table of Contents

Preface v
About Clay
1(12)
Clay
2(1)
The Formation of Clays
2(1)
From Rock to Pot
3(1)
Digging Natural Clay
4(2)
Prepared Clay Bodies
6(1)
The Ceramics Studio
6(2)
Health and Safety Symbols
8(1)
Health and Safety
9(1)
Hands as Tools
9(1)
Wedging the Clay
10(2)
Key Terms
12(1)
Creative Exercise
12(1)
Notes/Sketches
12(1)
Pinching and Coiling
13(18)
History
14(2)
Tools
16(1)
Pinching
17(1)
Pinching a Closed Form
18(5)
Coiling
23(1)
Making the Coils
23(1)
Extruded Coils
24(1)
Building with Coils
25(4)
Keeping Work Damp
29(1)
Drying Your Work
29(1)
Key Terms
30(1)
Creative Exercises
30(1)
Notes/Sketches
30(1)
Slabs and Tiles
31(16)
Historical Uses of Slabs
32(1)
New Ways with Slabs
33(1)
Making Slabs
34(2)
Building Hard-Edged Forms
36(2)
Building a Treasure Box
38(3)
Slab Vessels
41(1)
Slab Sculpture
42(1)
Tiles
43(2)
Slab Wall Pieces
45(1)
Key Terms
46(1)
Creative Exercises
46(1)
Notes/Sketches
46(1)
Sculpture
47(18)
History
48(2)
Relief Sculpture
50(1)
Sculpture-in-the-Round
50(1)
New Images
51(2)
Sketching and Clay
53(1)
Tools
54(1)
Armatures
55(1)
Building Hollow
56(4)
Building Solid
60(3)
Mixed Media
63(1)
Key Terms
64(1)
Creative Exercises
64(1)
Notes/Sketches
64(1)
Molds
65(12)
History
66(2)
Hump Molds
68(1)
Press Molds
69(2)
Drape Molds
71(1)
Slip Casting
72(4)
Key Terms
76(1)
Creative Exercises
76(1)
Notes/Sketches
76(1)
The Wheel
77(30)
From Turntable to Wheel
77(2)
History
79(2)
Learning to Throw
81(1)
Types of Wheels
81(1)
Centering
82(2)
Opening
84(2)
Pulling Up the Wall
86(2)
Throwing a Mug
88(3)
Pulling a Handle
91(2)
Form
93(1)
Throwing a Vase
94(2)
Throwing a Bowl
96(4)
Trimming
100(3)
Wheel-Thrown Forms
103(2)
Altered Forms
105(1)
Key Terms
106(1)
Creative Exercises
106(1)
Notes/Sketches
106(1)
Surfaces
107(30)
History
108(3)
Texture
111(1)
Burnishing
112(2)
Engobe and Slip
114(1)
Sgraffito
115(4)
Terra Sigillata
119(1)
Oxides and Stains
120(1)
Underglazes
121(1)
Decorative Underglaze Techniques
122(2)
Glazes
124(2)
Mixing and Testing Glazes
126(1)
Applying Glaze
126(2)
Dipping a Glaze
128(2)
Pouring Glazes
130(2)
Spraying Glazes
132(1)
Surface Treatments
133(1)
Resist Methods
134(2)
Key Terms
136(1)
Creative Exercises
136(1)
Notes/Sketches
136(1)
Firing
137(19)
History
138(1)
What Happens in the Fire
139(2)
Bisque Firing
141(2)
Monitoring the Kiln
143(1)
Glaze Firing
144(1)
Transformation
145(2)
Oxidation and Reduction Atmospheres
147(2)
Raku Firing
149(6)
Your Future in Clay
155(1)
Key Terms
155(1)
Notes/Sketches
155(1)
Glossary 156(7)
Further Reading 163(2)
Index 165

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