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This comprehensive reference source and how-to manual encompass the wide range of all ceramic techniques into one giant, definitive volume. It was written for professional and amateur ceramicists and teachers of the art. The Workshop Guide to Ceramics describes materials, processes, tools, forming techniques, surface decoration, firing, glazes, and the design of ceramic objects of all kinds. The authors familiarize their readers with the different available types of clay, discussing their colours, textures, and uses in detail. They advise on tools and studio equipment as a prelude to instruction in the many different techniques of forming clay objects. Those techniques are coil building, slab building, wheel throwing, model making, mould making, press moulding, etc. Both pre-firing and post-firing decoration techniques are described. Also discussed are kilns, their different styles and fuels, and how to use them. Artists who plan to develop a ceramics business are advised to create a portfolio and promote, exhibit, and sell their work. This all-inclusive reference volume concludes conversion charts and tables, followed by lists of suppliers, galleries, helpful websites, and more. Features more than 500 colour illustrations

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