Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques

Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques

Raku, Saggar, Pit, Barrel

Book - 2007
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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. The plans range from an easy, affordable, and versatile Raku Kiln to a unique wood-fueled Downdraft Stovepipe Barrel one. 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 : Lark ; Lewes : GMC Distribution [distributor], 2007
ISBN: 9781579909529
1579909523
Branch Call Number: 738 Wa
Characteristics: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Wandless, Paul Andrew

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