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Low-firing and Burnishing (Ceramics Handbooks) [Paperback]

Sumi von Dassow
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16 Oct 2009 Ceramics Handbooks
This book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperature without using glazes. Many ancient cultures and contemporary potters use methods of low firing, adding slips and burnishing pieces to create a more natural finish. The advantages are that it can be done without a kiln using old dustbins, pits dug out of the earth, or bonfires, meaning that providing you have outdoor space, it can be done on a low budget. This book is a step-by-step practical approach and beginner's guide, which focuses on how to do low firing and natural finishes, with many illustrations of beautiful work by contemporary makers. Chapters include burnishing, terra sigillata, smoke-firing, pit-firing, saggar firing and raku techniques.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (16 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408106361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408106365
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A very useful reference work if starting out on burnishing & low fired finishes for pots'
--London Potters

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Sumi von Dassow makes burnished pottery, teaches at a centre for traditional arts, and runs occasional pit-firing workshops. She contributes articles for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. The American Ceramic Society have previously published books by her; Barrel, Pit and Saggar Firing, in 2001, and Electric Kiln Pottery in 2003.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pottery firing 28 July 2010
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Excellent information in this book which was good value for money. Simple easy-to-do DIY examples of kiln building, good book to have for ceramists and hobby ceramists, Paulinep
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5.0 out of 5 stars Low firing and burnishing 25 Aug 2013
By Susan
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This book is an inspiration for those of us who are starting to smoke fire their work. The burnishing section is very well illustrated and includes great tips on how to make your pots shine. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational 18 April 2014
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Great book,lots of ideas looking forward to digging a hole and filling it with pottery that has been lovingly burnished.
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