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Raku (Ceramics Handbook)

Manufacturer: American Ceramic Society
Axner Number: A996782
Weight: 0 lbs., 11.36000 oz.

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by John Mathieson

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: The American Ceramic Society (2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1-57498-166-8
Dimensions: 9.1" x 6.1" x 0.4"
Shipping Weight: 0.71 lbs.

Raku has been a popular technique amongst potters for a long time, the speed of the firing, the excitement of the fire, and the dramatic results that can be achieved are all part of the allure of raku. The uncertainty of the process itself and the variety of results are also factors that many potters find intriguing.

John Mathieson gives a clear and concise overview of the raku process, covering all the essentials of suitable clay types, glazes, post-firing reduction methods and, of course, the all-important kiln. Raku is illustrated with colorful images displaying a variety of work from an international selection of artists, indicating the spectacular range of work that can be made using raku techniques.

Part of the Ceramics Handbook series: conceived as an introduction to various topics and techniques relating to the use of clay. Aimed at the student or the practiced ceramicist experimenting in a new area.

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