Firing Kilns

Firing Kilns

Book - 2014
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The range of extraordinary effects that can be achieved in a kiln is infinite. However, the technical requirements of different firing processes and equipment can often seem intimidating, particularly for those new to ceramics, and this can limit artists' confidence to explore and experiment.
In Firing Kilns , wood-fire potter Benedict Brierley demystifies the firing process, explaining key techniques and effects in simple, straightforward language. Beginning with basic principles, including firing schedules and cones, the book goes on to cover types of kilns and kiln set-ups, oxidation and reduction firing, and then special firing methods such as salt, soda, wood, pit, smoke and raku. Finally, it looks at common firing faults and how these can be avoided to achieve consistent, successful results.
Firing Kilns is the ultimate handbook for anyone new to kiln work or for established ceramicists wishing to experiment with different firing effects.
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014
ISBN: 9781408185247
1408185245
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number: 738.1 BRI

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