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Ceramic technology for potters and sculptors

Author: Yvonne Hutchinson Cuff
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates the technology involved in making and firing ceramics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne Hutchinson Cuff
ISBN: 081223071X 9780812230710 0812213777 9780812213775 0713638435 9780713638431
OCLC Number: 33360795
Description: xv, 407 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Essential Chemistry --
Ch. 2. The Natural Process: The Crystallization of Minerals and Formation of Rocks --
Ch. 3. The Changing Landscape and the Evolution of Clay --
Ch. 4. Clay Deposits and the Mineralogy of Clay --
Ch. 5. Workshop Practice and the Theory of Kiln Firing --
Ch. 6. The Ceramic Process: Reversing the Natural Process --
Ch. 7. Preparing and Testing Natural Clay for Workshop Use --
Ch. 8. Clay Bodies: Using Blends of Natural Clays --
Ch. 9. Clay Bodies for Specific Purposes Using Dry Raw Materials --
Ch. 10. The Clay-Glaze Relationship, Clay Slips, and Casting Slips --
Ch. 11. Introduction to Glazes and Glaze Development --
Ch. 12. The Life History of a Melting Glaze and Glaze Formulation --
Ch. 13. Theory of Color and the Right Glaze for the Color --
Appendix 1. Basic Chemistry of Use to Ceramists --
Appendix 2. Test Tiles and Model Making --
Appendix 3. Equipment and Procedures.
Responsibility: Yvonne Hutchinson Cuff ; line drawings by Peter Bramhald.

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This text takes the form of an organized course of practical work interspersed with theoretical discussion. It deals with geology for the potter, workshop practice, raw materials, clay,  Read more...

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"Both experienced and amateur potters receive clear and precise introductions plus almost fifty exercises offering detailed explanations of processes and results."-Midwest Book Review

 
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