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Contents Foreword by Brother Iain Highet Introduction Part One: Studio Requirements and Properties of Clay Chapter One: Your Studio What Defines a Workspace Physical Requirements for Setting up a Studio Planning the Placement of Tools and Equipment Chapter Two: Tools and Equipment Essential Equipment The Kiln Tools for Hand Building Tools for Wheel Work Chapter Three: Clay What is Clay? Types of Clay Choosing a Clay Supplier States of Clay Ceramic Temperatures Chapter Four: Preliminary Clay Techniques The Basics of Working with Clay Wedging Shrinking and Drying Cleaning Up Your Mess Reclaiming and Recycling Clay Chapter Five: Hand Building Pinch Pots Stamping Clay Textures on Clay Slab Construction Cutting and Joining Slabs Slump Molds Coil Building Chapter Six: Throwing on the Potter's Wheel Setting Up the Wheel and Stool Potter¿s Wheel Dynamics Developing Skills Through Repetition Pottery Forms Throwing and Centering Clay Opening Techniques Raising Clay Collaring Clay Shaping Clay Finishing Your Pot Chapter Seven: Decorative and Finishing Techniques Glazes Choosing a Clay and Glaze Temperature Glaze Chemistry Made Easy Working with Glazes Applying Glazes Chapter Eight: Ceramic Kilns and Firing Work Transformation of Clay Through Heat Pyrometric Cones Types of Firing Chapter Nine: How to Fire an Electric Kiln Choosing and Preparing Your Electric Kiln Loading Greenware for Bisque Firing Loading Glaze Ware for Glaze Firing Keeping a Kiln Log and a Glaze Journal Common Flaws in Glazes Cooling the Kiln Unloading the Kiln Part Two: Projects: Step-by-Step Guide to Hand Building and Pottery Wheel Projects Chapter Ten: Hand Building Projects Slab Plates Whimsical Teapot Coil Jar Using Eastern Coiling Techniques Chapter Eleven: Pottery Wheel Projects Faceted Utensil Holder Bottles and Vases Pitchers Batter Bowl with Handle Set of Mugs Throwing Bowl Forms Shaping a Constant Curve and Using a Throwing Rib Principles of Trimming Set of Bowls Trimming Multiple Forms Large Bowl Common Throwing Problems and Corrections Chapter Twelve: Intermediate Wheel Projects Plates and Platters Dinner Plate Trimming a Plate Large Flange Platter Using the Rib Chip and Dip Dish Casserole with Lid and Handles Teapot with Lid, Spout, and Handle Two-Part Vase Sources of Inspiration Conclusion Resources Glossary of Ceramic Terms Useful Websites Ceramic Supply Websites Magazines and Journals About the Author Acknowledgments
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Pottery craft -- Vocational guidance -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Pottery craft -- Equipment and supplies -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Artists' studios -- Design and construction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Pottery craft -- Marketing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.