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The complete potter's companion

Author: Tony Birks
Publisher: London : Conran Octopus, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the techniques, equipment, and materials of pottery making includes advice on shaping, turning, finishing, glazing, and firing pottery.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Birks
ISBN: 1850294313 9781850294313
OCLC Number: 59892316
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: Earth, fire and water --
Preparinjg the clay --
The magic of the wheel: Starting work on the wheel --
Opening up --
Shapes on the wheel --
Thrown pots --
Lids, lips, handles, spouts and composite pots --
Teapots --
turning, finishing and fettling --
Composite pots --
Pots by hand: Coils and coiling --
Coiled pots --
Slab pottery --
slab pots --
Pinching and combined hand-building techniques --
Pinched pots --
A little mechanical assistance --
Moulded pottery and mould making --
Slip casting --
Coats of many colors: What's in a glaze --
Dipping and pouring --
Decorating pots 1 --
Recipes, results and remedies --
Decoration by design: Multi-coloured clays --
Mixed-clay pots --
Decorating the raw pot --
Decorating pots 2 --
Decorating biscuit and glazed pots --
Fire and space: Kilns and kiln firing --
Raku and sagar firing --
The home potter.
Responsibility: Tony Birks ; [special photography, Peter Kinnear].

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Second revised edition of a pottery handbook for beginner and experienced potters, providing instructions for making, decorating, glazing and firing thrown, hand-built and cast or moulded pottery,  Read more...

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