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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, Paul Andrew Wandless 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 Do... more »wndraft 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: You’ll see how to achieve terra sigillata surfaces with direct chemical application, and how to do traditional crackle-glaze raku and smoke finishes.« less
This is a great book illustrating alternate methods of firing pottery. A must have for all clay artists that are looking for something different to try. The instructions are very easy to follow and are accompanied by photos. There are some nice pictures of work created by some of the processes at the end of the book to inspire the artist to create.