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Surface, Glaze & Form: Pottery Techniques

Surface, Glaze & Form: Pottery Techniques

Manufacturer: American Ceramic Society
Axner Number: A996509
Weight: 1 lbs., 4.96000 oz.


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edited by Anderson Turner

Paperback
Publisher: The American Ceramic Society (2012)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-57498-325-8
Dimensions: 11.0" x 8.5" x 0.45"
Shipping Weight: 1.31 lbs.

Surface, Glaze and Form: Pottery Techniques covers three of the most critical aspects of the ceramic process. Of the thirty artists represented here, many discuss their techniques for the work they do as well as the thoughts and reasons behind their methods. All types of forming methods, from handbuilding to slipcasting are illustrated in detailed step-by-step photo sequences, along with surface techniques that cover the gamut of decorative possibilities. For example, Gwendolyn Yopollo details her consideration for the design, form and surface of an orange juicer making it a strong example of how clay artists can speak to formal aesthetic considerations while creating a utilitarian piece. It's also just a solid example of a great idea and great work. Clay artists can be ranked as probably one of the most multi-talented groups in the arts, or anywhere, today. From concept and design to forming and firiing - not to mention chemistry, thermodynamics, math, color theory, history and a host of other skills in between - the clay artists in this book are living proof.


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