Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques

Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques

Raku, Saggar, Pit, Barrel

Book - 2004
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Ceramicists searching for new ways to fire their creations now have a wealth of options. Authors James Watkins and Paul Wandless, along with a group of distinguished artisans, demonstrate in detail how to build low-cost, low-tech, yet high-quality kilns. These clever devices make it possible to produce rich surface effects from alternative reduction firing techniques. In addition to showing the basic procedures for using each kiln, easy-to-follow directions for many fast-fire methods unfold in color photographs: you'll see how to achieve terra sigillata surfaces with direct chemical application, and how to do traditional crackle-glaze raku and smoke finishes.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Lark Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579904555
1579904556
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Wandless, Paul Andrew

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