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Raku (Paperback: Book) By John Mathieson

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RAKU (Paperback) BY JOHN MATHIESON

Book Description
Raku has long been a popular technique among potters. There is something exciting about standing around a fire, watching pots heat, the smoking sawdust, and finally a tense expectancy of seeing the final result. The very uncertainty of the results is one of the things that draws so many potters to raku.

In this book author John Mathieson discusses the clays and glazes that are suitable for this technique. He also examines kilns and burners, and firing and post-firing reduction. Along the way the takes a look at the work that is being done in this field by an international group of artists. The result is a handy and inspirational guide to this most exciting of firing methods and a book that ceramic artists of any level are sure to love.

Selected Contents
A Brief History of Raku
Clays for Raku
Making and Decorating Techniques
Biscuit Firing
Glazes and Glazing
Kilns - Fuel and Construction Materials
Kiln Construction
Health and Safety
Raku Firing
Makers' Profiles
Clay, Slip and Glaze Recipes
Conclusion


Product Details
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society (November 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 1574981668
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.20 ounces


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