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The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
Peter Cosentino
0806989130
May 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is a good practical reference book for the studio potter. It has two parts: Techniques, arranged alphabetically, and Themes, consisting of descriptions of forms and surface treatment. The book is illustrated throughout with excellent color photographs that do a good job of explaining the subject material and show work in progress as well as finished pieces. Unlike those pottery technique books that take the user step-by-step through a few processes at great length, this is designed as a quick reference for the beginner or experienced potter who wants to get started in an unfamiliar area. The museum quality examples in the illustrations make it an attractive browsing book as well. Highly recommended for crafts collections.- Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana-ChampaignCopyright 1990 Reed...


Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain 1850 to Present
Ralph Kovel
0517559145
December 1986
Hardcover
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Review
"As millions already know, any book carrying the Kovel byline will be as reliable, informative, and fact-filled as any collector could wish."
--American Country Collectibles

"What the Kovels don't know about antiques isn't worth knowing."
--House Beautiful

"The Kovels are arguably the authorities on antiques and collectibles in this country."
--Los Angeles Times

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"As millions already know, any book carrying the Kovel byline will be as reliable, informative, and fact-filled as any collector could wish."
--American Country Collectibles

"What the Kovels don't know about antiques isn't worth knowing."
--House Beautiful

"The Kovels are arguably the authorities on antiques and...


Collector's Encyclopedia of Fiesta
Bob Huxford
1574324373
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design (A Lark Ceramics Book)
Suzanne Tourtillott (Editor)
1579903622
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Five hundred inspiring variations on the simple, functional bowl will fire any potter's imagination. Displayed on each page are bowls that reinvent and reinterpret the form, and use techniques from across the globe and through the centuries. More importantly, every piece, such as Kate Maury's wheel-thrown porcelain, Stephen F. Fabrico's slab-built bowl with handles, and Ruchika Madan's stoneware Fruit Bowl, testifies to the artist's boundless inventiveness. Captions give each bowl's size, with details on its material and glazes.


Warman's Roseville Pottery
Mark F. Moran
087349752X
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Thrown Pottery Techniques Revealed: The Secrets of Perfect Throwing Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography
Mary Chappelhow
087349346X
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive guide takes the mystery out of throwing clay by revealing in step-by-step demonstrations precisely what is happening at each point in the throwing process. With clear photography, instructive text and unique cutaway photographs, potters will easily learn throwing techniques and how to make beautiful objects. Includes eight simple, creative projects that clearly demonstrate all the basic techniques of thrown pottery. Potters will be able to create great pieces like a shallow bowl, straight vase, plate, mug, storage jar, teapot and more on the wheel with confidence and style. -More than 400 full-color illustrations with unique cutaway photographs demonstrate the effect of the technique on the inside as well as outside of the form -Comprehensive guide to all the equipment, tools and accessories...


The Collector's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Hull Pottery
Brenda Roberts
157432442X
May 2005
Hardcover
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Making & Installing Handmade Tiles
Angelica Pozo
1579905250
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
With more than 70,000 copies sold, Lark's Handmade Tiles and its beautiful ideas have delighted crafters everywhere, and whetted their appetites for more. They'll find just what they're looking for in these dozen ceramic tile projects, which include everything from trivets to tabletops to stepping stones. The wealth of practical, visually breathtaking information covered here includes everything from design and formation through decoration and site installation, making this manual an absolute must in every ceramics and home improvement library. Find out about basic tools and materials, glaze application, and techniques for making slab tiles. Get the lowdown on mosaics, and stamped, carved, and inlaid designs. With these techniques, even beginning crafters can start working fast, and move on to simple stair...


The Ceramic Glaze Handbook: Materials, Techniques, Formulas
Mark Burleson
1579904394
March 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Because the glaze is a critical factor in determining the final appearance of a ceramic piece, potters need good guides and formulas for successful glazes. This well-illustrated handbook by professional ceramist and instructor Burleson covers glaze chemistry, application techniques, firing, and problem solving. Color photographs comparing fired samples are particularly good. A collection of formulas by other artists is categorized by type of clay body and firing temperature. Useful for studio potters and hobbyists, this book belongs in general arts and crafts collections. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist
Just as clothes make the man or woman, glazes make the...


The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes
John Britt
1579904254
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
With hundreds of recipes for some of the most popular and enduring high-fire glazes used today, this reference will prove a boon to ceramicists who want to master this complex aspect of the art. Author John Britt, who recently served as Clay Coordinator at the respected Penland School of Crafts, has personally tested many of the recipes himself, and carefully reviews every one. He offers a thorough examination of glaze materials, chemistry, and tools, and presents the basics of mixing, application, and firing procedures. There’s specific information on each type of glaze, including copper, iron, shino, salt/soda, crystalline, and more. An exhaustive index of subjects and a separate index of glaze recipes will help ceramicists find what they need, quickly and easily.


Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space: Sewing-Room Makeovers for Any Space and Any Budget
Lois L. Hallock
1564775690
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Say good-bye to that jumble of tools, muddle of magazines, and forest of fabric! Systemize your cluttered space with an expert’s ideas on planning a functional and beautiful home quilting studio—a place where creativity wins over chaos. · Create the quilt studio of your dreams with dozens of ideas for making your time more enjoyable and efficient · View before-and-after photos of real-life makeovers for small, medium, and large spaces—all on a range of budgets · Find fantastic storage solutions for fabric, scraps, patterns, books, tools, and more

About the Author
Home: Snohomish, Washington (near Seattle) Lois L. Hallock is a quilter and professional organizer, with a specialty in maximizing efficiency. This is her first book.


Art of Polymer Clay
Donna Kato
0823002780
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Available in a tremendous array of colors and easily cured by baking in a home oven, polymer clay is a unique medium for creating a variety of beautiful items. In The Art of Polymer Clay, noted artist Donna Kato explains the basics as well as many unusual techniques, including imitative methods that can be used to create the look of semi-precious stones, woven fabric, carved wood, metal, and realistic flowers. Kato's sense of style and color is superb, and her directions are clear and concise.

Book Description
• A top-seller by the biggest name in polymer clay • Classic introduction to polymer clay techniques • Polymer clay is easy and fun to work with—perfect for beginners When The Art of Polymer Clay first appeared in 1997, polymer clay was...


Handbuilt Ceramics: Pinching * Coiling * Extruding * Molding * Slip Casting * Slab Work
Kathy Triplett
1579901840
June 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
For those who equate pottery with the finely turned symmetrical products of the potter's wheel or the slip mold, the creative variety of hand-built ceramics is truly astonishing. Triplett offers a guide to basic techniques, from pinch pots to slapwork, with color illustrations of tools and techniques and instructions for eight projects of planters and pitchers. Tending toward the colorful and whimsical, these projects are a delight to see, but their placement cuts into the practicality of the book; the instructional illustrations almost get lost in the profusion of pictures. Still, this is a good guide overall to the topic.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
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Handbuilding Pottery: Practical Art Handbook
Josie Warshaw
0754814483
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical and accessible guideto three key ceramic techniques-- handbuilding, making and using moulds, and glazing and firing.


Collecting Head Vases
David Barron
1574323571
Nov 2003
Paperback
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My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living
Jonathan Adler
0060820535
November 2005
Hardcover
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Home
"In My Prescriptive for Anti-Depressive Living, Adler—best known for his curvy, whimsical pottery—invites us all to get happy."

San Francisco Chronicle
"A joyous celebration of [Adler’s] success and style."

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Warman's Hummel Field Guide
Carl F. Luckey
0873497783
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This take-anywhere book for collectors on the go features the most valuable vintage Hummel figurines, prices, descriptions and identification information including full-color photos, and tips from Hummel expert Dean A. Genth.


Handmade Tiles: Designing * Making * Decorating (A Lark Ceramics Book)
Frank Giorgini
1579902715
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Easy-to-understand, and an enthusiastic treatment of the art of making tiles that provides a wealth of practical information, from design and formation, through decoration and installation. “The definitive guide to tile and how to make it. This is a book that demands your perusal.”—The Tile Heritage Foundation.

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