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Alternative kilns & firing techniques : raku, saggar, pit, barrel

Author: James C Watkins; Paul Andrew Wandless
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, ©2004.
Series: Lark ceramics book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates in detail how to build low-cost, low-tech, yet high-quality kilns, which makes it possible to produce rich surface effects from alternative reduction firing techniques.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James C Watkins; Paul Andrew Wandless
ISBN: 1579904556 9781579904555 1579909523 9781579909529
OCLC Number: 53223520
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Out of the kiln, into the fire --
A fellowship in clay --
Raku --
Origins and modern practice --
Building a raku kiln --
Basic raku firing --
Alternative raku reduction techniques --
Amber-tinted ferric chloride reduction --
High-contrast horsehair reduction --
Rust-red reduction --
Terra sigillata reduction --
Gunmetal black reduction --
Copper matte-alcohol reduction --
Iridescent luster fuming --
Low-fire salt fuming --
Saggar --
Silver-black terra sigillata with masked resist --
Multi-colored surfaces --
Aluminum foil saggar --
Iridescent luster fuming in a clay saggar --
Pit --
Barrel --
Terra sigillata and barrel firing --
Downdraft stovepipe barrel kiln --
Gallery --
Acknowledgments --
Glazes, slips, and colorants --
Glossary --
Orton cone chart.
Series Title: Lark ceramics book.
Responsibility: James C. Watkins & Paul Andrew Wandless.
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Demonstrates in detail how to build low-cost, low-tech, yet high-quality kilns and varied firing techniques. This work includes plans ranging from an easy, affordable and versatile Raku Kiln to a  Read more...

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