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The Workshop Guide to Ceramics [Hardcover]

Duncan Hooson , Anthony Quinn
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19 Mar 2012
An essential reference for anyone working with ceramics, from weekend crafters and students to practising ceramicists seeking a one-stop reference on techniques and processes, this workshop reference covers both traditional and contemporary practices, collecting the breadth and range of ceramic techniques into one definitive volume for amateur and specialist alike. A directory of materials, tools, machinery and furniture describes everything you need to set up an effective workshop. It includes an extensive guide to forming techniques, from pinch, coil, slab and wheel to mold-making, slip casting and extrusion, detailed sections on slip decoration, embossing and glazing, glaze recipes and applications. These techniques are explored thematically to facilitate the process of discovery that takes place in the workshop, supported by detailed descriptions and step-by-step photography. At the back of the book there is a comprehensive guide to firing and kilns, along with charts and tables for quick reference. All techniques are examined closely for relevance to practice and quality of finish. The practical processes of running a workshop are discussed alongside the more complex techniques of making unique work. Examples of how to set up a studio, good workshop practices, tool making, and recycling of materials act as a foundation to creating a strong workshop environment to carry out your work.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (19 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500516219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516218
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 26.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is quite the guide ... a very helpful book for those doing ceramics. The illustrations are wonderful. The instructions are clear and to the point. --Reference Reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Workshop Guide to Ceramics 11 Jun 2012
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This book is fantastic! It is a compendium of in depth knowledge of the subject with hundreds of wonderful pictures that inform and inspire. Covering all aspects of the medium from the very traditional to bang up to date new techniques and innovations, this is a must have book for anybody interested or working in the field of ceramics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very thorough book 14 July 2014
By Kitty
Very thorough book. Excellent book purchased at the beginning of a ceramics course. Concise information well laid out. Clear instructions for beginners. I am working through this now and it is proving helpful.

I would recommend this book to other Amazon readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ceramics guide 7 Mar 2014
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This is an excellent ceramics guide. Well illustrated and is full of useful information. I like it as it covers all aspects of ceramics and is useful for beginners and the more advanced. Would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book! 13 Dec 2013
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I borrowed this book from library and I loved it so much that I had to buy it. I am a beginner in ceramics and this book is very well written with great tips and great explanations about different types of clay, making techniques and glazing, together with absolutely fantastic tips of how to photograph my work, develop a website and market my business.
I highly recommend this book to any beginner in ceramics!
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