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Electric Kiln Ceramics

Electric Kiln Ceramics

Manufacturer: Gentle Breeze Publishing
Axner Number: A996772
Weight: 0 lbs., 8.80000 oz.


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by Hal Riegger

Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Gentle Breeze Publishing (2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1-889250-26-0
Dimensions: 9.1" x 8.2" x 0.35"
Shipping Weight: 0.55 lbs.

If you are a home or studio potter or art teacher with only an electric kiln available to you, you1ll find this book indispensable. Although the use of the electric kiln has become widespread (they are easy to install, affordable, and often the only kiln allowed by city or school regulations), firing with the electric kiln is only briefly covered in pottery courses and ceramic literature. Electric Kiln Ceramics fills this gap by clearly demonstrating that, despite professional bias in favor of gas or fuel-fired kilns, electric-kiln firing can produce real—and very beautiful—ceramics.

Thoroughly covered and illustrated are the three basic areas of interest to potters and ceramics teachers: the kiln, clays and glazes. The following topics as they relate to electric-kiln firing are covered.
  • The design of the kiln and how it works
  • What the kiln can and cannot do
  • Heat treatment and indication
  • Firing
  • Care of the kiln and kiln furniture
  • Working with prepared clays
  • Finding and identifying local clays
  • Testing and experimenting with local clays
  • Glaze materials and frits
  • Developing simple glazes
  • Modifying ready-made glazes
  • Luster glazes
Also included are a list of suppliers, bibliography, glossary, and index.


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