In Glazing Techniques you’ll discover how dozens of talented artists approach glazing using a variety of techniques, materials and firing ranges to achieve stunning surfaces that are sure to inspire your work. This book provides step-by-step details on materials, preparing your work, resists, layering, lusters, underglazes, majolica, china paint, stencils, spraying, pouring, and more.
Ceramic art consists of two major components: surface and form. Either one can make your sculpture or pot a success or a failure. In Surface Decoration Techniques, you’ll discover a wealth of information about how to approach the surface of your ceramic surfaces through a wide variety of techniques from more than 30 professional clay artists with decades of experience. Each approaches the surface from a different perspective, with different tools, at a different stage in the process, with different results—so the results for you are greatly expanded!
Surface, Glaze and Form: Pottery Techniques covers three of the most critical aspects of the ceramic process. The thirty artists represented here discuss the techniques they use to create unique forms and the methods they use to glaze and decorate their work. All types of forming methods, from handbuilding to slipcasting, are illustrated in detailed in step-by-step photo sequences, along with surface techniques that cover a wide range of decorative possibilities.
Beyond the world of pinch and coil constructions and wheel-thrown pots lies a vast array of opportunities for the ceramic artist. In Extruder, Mold & Tile: Forming Techniques potters will discover a wealth of information, techniques, and inspiration on topics that span the usual to the unusual as well as the functional to the sculptural.
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Throwing and handbuilding are at the core of all studio ceramics techniques. Through imagination and experimentation, some of the most skilled artists and craftsmen can take these basic techniques and often produce extremely creative works of art. With practice and patience, the coil pot or tall narrow form can become works of art suitable for galleries and collectors.
Ceramic Art: Innovative Techniques touches on the many creative things you can do with clay. During any
stage of forming, decorating or firing, infinite variables allow ceramic artists to explore and expand the vast landscape clay has to offer. For more than 10,000 years, clay has been a medium every artist can use.
Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques covers many aspects of glazing—from formulating your own special concoctions to working with various combinations and applications.
Beyond simple cylinder and slab construction, these projects
get into combinations of techniques-adding textures, cutting darts,
extruding forms, faceting, assembling multiple parts, and more.
Techniques that will make your work stand out. For the intermediate
potter looking for the next challenge and the advanced clay artist
seeking inspiration, these projects run the gamut of possibilities.
This is a book about variety and about possibilities. It’s a compilation of techniques from a wide range of experienced clay artists who have figured out something unique in ceramics, perfected it, and documented it so others could take it to the next level. In this book you’ll find techniques for double-walled vessels, miniatures, templates, carving, sculpting, mixed media, throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration, photo transfers, and much more.