Comprehensive Supplier For The Ceramist
We offer a complete line of ceramic materials, equipment, and supplies;
including clays, glazes, kilns, potter's wheels, tools, slips, underglazes, frits, stains, chemicals, refractories, books, and gift certificates.
Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Product(s) in cart
Total $0.00
» Checkout

Products

Resources

Enter password:

 


Ceramic Books


Home » Books » Ceramic Books

 Checkout
From Mud to Music
From Mud to Music
 
From Mud to Music explores the vast array of ceramic musical instruments, from their historical traditions in world cultures to modern variations and innovations. All instrument families are represented: percussion, winds, strings, and even unique hybrids. For each type of instrument, special construction techniques specific to clay are explained. In addition, there's a chapter providing detailed, step-by-step instructions showing how to build several ceramic instruments. A companion audio CD contains 43 diverse tracks of ceramic instrumental music. Hundreds of color photos present the work of artists from around the world spanning the last 3000 years. Net Wt. is 3.08 lbs.
Price: $59.95

Glazes - Cone 6
Glazes - Cone 6
 
Traditionally, potters fired their work either at low temperatures, as in earthenware, or at the high temperature that stoneware requires. However, a growing number of potters, particularly those who use electric kilns, are firing to a middle-range temperature, of which cone 6 is typical. Using mid-range temperatures saves fuel and expense, reduces wear on electric elements, yet allows the potter to achieve features shared by earthenware and stoneware. Because of the popularity of this technique, pottery suppliers have recently begun developing clay bodies and glazes suitable for the temperature range. In Glazes Cone 6, Mike Bailey surveys the growing trend in mid-temperature firing and guides the reader by practical knowledge. He discusses a range of different glazes, including special effects, glaze stains, and underglaze colors, giving both recipes and tips for ensuring success.
Price: $28.95

Glazes and Glazing Finishing Techniques
Glazes and Glazing Finishing Techniques
 
We all remember our first experience with glazing and how our hopes usually exceeded our skills–and knowledge. Glazing plays an important part of ceramic art but can be rather mysterious to both the newcomer and the seasoned professional. While the chemistry may appear to be a bit like alchemy to the uninitiated, an established science and accepted practices provide order and repeatable results. Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques covers many aspects of glazing–from formulating your own special concoctions to working with various combinations and applications.
Price: $29.95

Glazes for the Craft Potter
Glazes for the Craft Potter
 
A reference book on glaze technology and practice. It discusses not only the calculation of glaze composition and formulae, but also glaze preparation from the initial crushing and grinding of raw materials through the actual making of the glaze. It also includes information on the use of gums and binders, flocculation and the use of suspending agents. The author also talks about application methods as well as how to remedy faults that may occur. A new chapter on health and safety has also been added. Net Wt. is 1.09 lbs.
Price: $28.95

Glazes, Materials, Recipes, and Techniques
Glazes, Materials, Recipes, and Techniques
 
This Ceramics Monthly handbook is written by and about artists and experts. These articles cover a wide range of materials, recipes, and techniques used in the glazing of work by both studio potters and ceramic artists. This book is a great example of how the modern potter uses a combination of trial-and-error discoveries along with information from scientists and engineers in the field to achieve unique effects that are the signature of the current ceramic art movement. Net Wt. is 1.11 lbs.
Price: $28.95

Great Clay Adventure, The
Great Clay Adventure, The
 
Encourage elementary and middle school-age kids to build their clay-sculpting skills at home with these lessons and projects designed for use in the classroom. They'll model a pinch pot, coil animals, fossils, vases, masks, and tiles that they can embellish with rubber stamps. Best of all, these projects will foster children's confidence in their abilities and stimulate new ideas.
Price: $26.95

Handbuilding
Handbuilding
 
In this book, Michael Hardy looks at the traditional handbuilding methods?pinching, coiling, slab building, and pressmolding?and explains how to do them. For many years these methods were eclipsed by throwing on a potter's wheel which came to dominate as a making method. However, in the past 30 years handbuilding has once again become a preferred technique among ceramic artists. These artists are engaged in exploring the creative possibilities that handbuilding offers, experimenting fully with and combining techniques in an effort to achieve their artistic vision.
Price: $29.95

Handbuilding Ceramic Forms
Handbuilding Ceramic Forms
 
Chapters cover everything from the basics, including common terminology, firing, mixing, reprocessing, and wedging, to advanced techniques such as surface treatments, joining, and creating lidded, composite, and large forms. Close-up profiles of ten top ceramicists, including Susan Wechsler and Paula Winokur, explore their distinctive approaches to handbuilding, complete with tips and how-tos. Clay-body and glaze recipes, plus more than 250 black-and-white illustrations.
Price: $29.95
Out of Stock

Handbuilding Techniques
Handbuilding Techniques
 
This volume begins with the modeling of cubes, cones, spheres, and other basic volumes. Students then learn coiling, pinching, using strips, slabs, and lumps and how to apply them to bowls, bottles, cups, boxes, and sculpture, with information on kilns, firing, and finishing processes included.
Price: $14.95

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed
Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed
 
Here are directions for many creative, fun-to-do pottery projects potters can follow to produce handsome finished objects without need of a potter's wheel. The author instructs in coil, slab, mold, and pinch techniques to produce pots, bowls, vases, tiles, and other decorative pieces. She also advises on acquiring basic tools, mixing and preparing clay, and using coloring agents. Newcomers to pottery crafting will especially appreciate her tips for making projects easier to accomplish, such as use of a hairdryer at regular intervals for drying out too-wet clay, and easy methods for keeping clay soft and pliable. Step-by-step color photos with detailed captions guide handcrafters through each project from start to finish. Many photos are of the cutaway type to show correct hand positions for controlling the clay, both inside and outside the form. Here's the book that takes the mystery out of handbuilding in clay, demonstrating each step in the pottery-making process. More than 400 color photos.
Price: $24.99

« | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10... | »