Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku * Saggar * Pit * Barrel

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Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku * Saggar * Pit * Barrel

Format:  Paperback,

127 pages

Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc

Publish Date: Sep 2006

ISBN-13: 9781579909529

ISBN-10: 1579909523

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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: You'll 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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Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2006
ISBN-13: 9781579909529
ISBN-10: 1579909523
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 127
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.18
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.44 x 0.38 x 10.98

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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: You’ll 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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Rated 3 out of 5★ by kilns and firing techniques Mostly photos. I was looking for a more how-to construct book. This is more a introductory view on types of outdoor firing techniques. 02/20/2013
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