Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku * Saggar * Pit * Barrel (A Lark Ceramics Book)

Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku * Saggar * Pit * Barrel (A Lark Ceramics Book) Author James C. Watkins
ISBN-10 1579909523
ISBN-13 9781579909529
Year 2006-09-28
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher Lark Crafts
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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 Youll see how to achieve terra sigillata surfaces with direct chemical application and how to do traditional crackle glaze raku and smoke finishes

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