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Ceramics : a potter's handbook

Author: Glenn C Nelson
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"This classic handbook introduces students to the fundamentals of the ceramic arts, beginning with a comprehensive history of ceramic materials, techniques, and practices up to the present day and then moving to a detailed presentation of ceramic techniques from the most basic to the complex. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to incorporate the many new resources and materials available to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nelson, Glenn C.
Ceramics.
New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, ©1984
(OCoLC)558158953
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn C Nelson
ISBN: 0030632277 9780030632273 0030641632 9780030641633
OCLC Number: 9685579
Description: ix, 350 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Clay --
Formation of Clay --
Clays for Potters and Sculptors --
Clay Types --
Kaolin --
Ball Clay --
Stoneware Clays --
Fireclay --
Earthenware Clays --
Slip Clay --
Bentonite --
Early Ceramic History-Paleolithic ([similar]26,000 B.C.) to [similar]1000 A.D. --
Origins of Pottery --
Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures --
The First Pottery --
Technology and the Evolution of Pottery --
The Ancient Orient --
China --
Korea --
Japan --
The Americas --
Pre-Columbian America --
Mesoamerica --
North America --
South America --
The Ancient Middle East --
Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Iran --
Egypt --
The Ancient Mediterranean World --
Crete --
Greece --
Etruria --
Rome --
Europe --
Africa --
Later Ceramic History- [similar]1000 A.D. to 1950 --
The Far East --
China --
Korea --
Japan --
The Islamic World --
Mesopotamia --
Iran --
Ottoman Empire --
Spain --
Africa --
The West --
South America --
The Middle Ages --
The Renaissance --
The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries --
The Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries --
Recent Ceramics-The Twentieth Century-1950 to the Present --
Abstract Expressionism and Clay --
Ceramics in the Art World --
The Search for Meaning --
A Contemporary Portfolio --
Clay in the Studio --
Clay Bodies --
Properties of Clay Bodies --
Basic Clay Bodies --
Earthenware Bodies --
Stoneware Bodies --
China Bodies --
Porcelain Bodies --
Special Clay Bodies --
Raku Bodies --
Sculpture Bodies --
Ovenware and Flameware Bodies --
Casting Slips --
Colorants in Clay Bodies.
Responsibility: Glenn C. Nelson.

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"This classic handbook introduces students to the fundamentals of the ceramic arts, beginning with a comprehensive history of ceramic materials, techniques, and practices up to the present day and then moving to a detailed presentation of ceramic techniques from the most basic to the complex. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to incorporate the many new resources and materials available to ceramists as well as the most current techniques and technical and safety information."--Amazon.

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