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The potter's studio handbook : a start-to-finish guide to hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics / Kristin Müller.

Müller, Kristin. (Author).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Huntingburg Public Library - Huntingburg 738.1 MUL (Text) 39970000770601 NF Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 738.1 MULLER (Text) 33946002168826 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 738.1 MUL (Text) 34330512228405 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
North Madison County Elwood Public Library 738.1 MUL (Text) 30419101102446 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Seymour Main Library 738.1 MULLER (Text) 37500003331465 Nonfiction Available -
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County 738.1 MUL (Text) 78731000436163 Adult Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781592533732
  • ISBN: 1592533736
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Quarry Books, ©2007.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 184) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Brother Iain Highet -- Introduction -- pt. 1. Studio requirements and properties of clay -- 1. Your studio -- Workspace considerations -- Physical requirements for setting up a studio -- Planning the placement of tools and equipment -- 2. Tools and equipment -- Essential equipment -- Tools for hand building -- Tools for wheel work -- 3. Clay -- Types of clay -- Choosing a clay supplier -- States of clay -- Conversion of clay through fire -- Ceramic temperatures -- 4. Preliminary clay techniques -- Managing clay consistency -- Wedging -- Shrinking and drying -- Keeping the studio clean -- Reclaiming and recycling clay -- 5. Hand building -- Pinch pots -- Stamping clay -- Slab construction -- Cutting and joining slabs -- Slump and hump molds -- Coil building -- 6. Throwing on the potter's wheel -- Setting up the wheel and stool -- Potter's wheel dynamics -- Developing skills through repetition -- Pottery forms -- Basic wheel techniques -- Troubleshooting common throwing problems -- 7. Decorative and finishing techniques -- Choosing glazes -- Glaze chemistry made easy -- Safety precautions -- Mixing glazes -- Preparing ware for glazing -- 8. Ceramic kilns and firing work -- Types of kiln firing -- Pyrometric cones -- 9. How to fire an electric kiln -- Choosing and preparing your electric kiln -- Bisque firing -- Loading green ware for bisque firing -- Loading glaze ware for glaze firing -- Keeping a kiln log and a glaze journal -- Common flaws in glazes -- Cooling the kiln -- Unloading the kiln -- pt. 2. A step-by-step guide to hand-building and pottery wheel projects -- 10. Hand-building projects -- Slab plates -- Whimsical teapot -- Coiled and paddled jar -- 11. Beginning wheel projects -- Faceted utensil holder -- Bottles and vases -- Pitchers -- Batter bowl with handle -- Set of mugs -- Throwing bowl forms -- Shaping a constant curve and using a throwing rib -- Principles of trimming -- Trimming multiple forms -- Guide to trimming clay -- 12. Intermediate wheel projects -- Plates and platters -- Trimming a plate -- Chip and dip dish -- Casserole with lid and handles -- Teapot with lid, spout, and handle -- Two-part vase -- Sources of inspiration -- Conclusion -- Resources -- Glossary -- Index -- Acknowledgments -- About the author.
Summary, etc.: A guide to pottery making and wheel throwing, including basic information about clay, pottery wheels, kilns, and sculpting techniques.
Subject: Pottery craft > Vocational guidance > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Pottery craft > Equipment and supplies > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Artists' studios > Design and construction > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Pottery craft > Marketing > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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