Working with clay / Susan Peterson Peterson, Susan

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Author
Peterson, Susan
Subjects
Pottery craft.; Clay.; Pottery.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.The World of Ceramics
  • Introduction
  • Clay and Pottery
  • History's Influence on the Ceramic Art of Today
  • Functional vs Sculptural
  • Types of Ceramic Wares
  • Earthenware
  • Stoneware
  • Porcelain
  • What is Clay?
  • What is a Clay Body?
  • Paperclay
  • Alternative clays and additions
  • Why Mix Your Own Clay Body?
  • Methods of Mixing Clay Bodies
  • Storing the Clay
  • How important is fired shrinkage and absorption?
  • How to reclaim scrap clay
  • What is Glaze?
  • Firing Ceramics
  • 2.The Craft of Working with Clay by Hand
  • Getting Started
  • Tools for Working
  • Wedging Clay
  • Building by Hand: Introduction
  • Hand-building Techniques
  • Pinching clay
  • Coil method, smooth or textured
  • Slab-building
  • Learning from Techniques Used by Indigenous Peoples
  • Methods of forming
  • Altering While Building
  • Changing clay surface
  • Coloring with mineral/vegetable matter
  • Working with Plaster
  • How to make a mold
  • Contents note continued: Casting Slip into Molds
  • Make Your Own Casting Slip or Buy It Ready-made
  • How to Mix Plaster and Pour a Form
  • 3.Throwing on the Potter's Wheel
  • Anyone can Learn to Throw
  • To the Beginner
  • Steps in Throwing on the Potter's Wheel
  • Wedging
  • Position at the wheel
  • Centering
  • Opening the ball: Step
  • Practice These Five Shapes
  • a).Pull up and shape a cylinder
  • b).Half-spherical shape
  • c).Full spherical shape
  • d).Sphere and cylinder combined
  • e).Low open form
  • Other Shapes are Variations
  • Pitcher
  • Handles
  • Casserole
  • Lids and flanges
  • Teapot, coffee pot
  • Sets
  • Closed form
  • Do-nut
  • Throwing off-the-hump
  • Trimming Feet
  • Large Forms from the Wheel
  • 4.Ceramic Sculpture
  • What is Ceramic Sculpture?
  • Using an armature
  • Drape in a hammock
  • Over-the-hump slab building
  • Categories of Sculpture
  • Sculpture Tools
  • Materials
  • Scale
  • Fabrication Techniques
  • Drying
  • Coloring
  • Firing
  • Contents note continued: Firing for a large sculpture
  • 5.Finishing Touches
  • Enhancing the Clay Form
  • Decorating with Clay
  • Texture
  • Adding clay to clay
  • Engobes
  • Engobe techniques
  • Testing and Using Glazes
  • Glaze composition
  • Calculating glaze formulas
  • Why Make Your Own Glaze?
  • Coloring Glazes
  • Glaze stains and oxides
  • Basic glaze batches for low, medium, high temperatures
  • Reds, yellows, and oranges
  • Amaco glaze tests
  • Duncan glaze tests
  • Hobby-Carrobia (Germany) glaze tests
  • Mayco glaze tests
  • Spectrum glaze tests
  • Mixing and Storing Glazes
  • Glaze Application
  • Methods
  • Decorating with Glaze
  • Sample Commercial Glazes
  • Glass is a Ceramic Material
  • Keep records
  • Experimentation
  • Line blends
  • Glaze Improvizations
  • 6.Firing Ceramics
  • Heat Principles
  • Kilns
  • Gas kilns
  • Electric kilns
  • Commercial Ready-made Kilns
  • Why Build Your Own Kiln?
  • Firing Principles
  • Temperature Indicators
  • Contents note continued: Guide-posts for temperature
  • Pyrometric Temperature Devices
  • Oxidation and Reduction Atmospheres
  • Copper reds
  • Iron celadons and tenmokus
  • Stacking and Firing Kilns
  • Bisque firing
  • Glaze firing
  • Alternative Firings
  • Pit firing
  • Raku firing
  • Salku firing
  • Salt firing
  • Soda firing
  • Wood firing
  • Glaze and Firing Problems
  • 7.The Art of Ceramics
  • From Idea to Art
  • Pots and plates
  • Birds and animals
  • Figures and heads
  • Walls
  • Mixed media
  • Sculpture
  • Installations
  • 8.The Timeless World History of Ceramic Art
  • 9.Compendium
  • 1.Suggested Projects for Individual Work
  • Decide on general procedure
  • Basically functional
  • Basically sculptural
  • 2.Suggested Projects for Beginning Hand-building
  • 3.Progression of Individual Steps in Throwing Projects
  • 4.Suggested Projects for Clay, Glaze, and Decoration Experiments
  • Body and glaze development
  • Decoration
  • Design standards to keep in mind
  • Contents note continued: 5.Experimenting with Material Additions to a Base Glaze
  • 6.Glaze Improvizations
  • 7.Glaze "Line-blend" Test
  • 8.Special Low Fire Information
  • Egyptian paste
  • Colors for Egyptian paste
  • Mosaic cement
  • Low fire engobe
  • 9.Some Suggestions for Taking Photographs of your Artwork
  • 10.Example of a Pottery Studio
  • 11.Terms Easily Mixed Up
  • Temperature Equivalents of Orton Cones
  • Temperature Equivalents of Seger Cones.
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