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Kitchen and Display Vessels : Click for the Utilitarian Vessels


FEATURED Books Back to top of page.

Kitchen Pots, Bakers, & Serving Vessels

PB2185 • $19.95
Kitchen Pots, Bakers, & Serving Vessels
This book covers 19 projects from muffin pans and juicers, to batter bowls and salt shakers. Great for those who want to create the perfect size prep and display items necessary for culinary enthusiasts. The artists help you understand the process as well as functional considerations for size and shapes of each vessel.

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Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes
PB2175Sculpture Techniqueshttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2175.jpgJonesSculpture Techniques9780764166426
PB2175$29.95Sculpture TechniquesGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2157 • $29.95
The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes
John Britt gives you an incredible book of mid-range (cone 6) glaze recipes and the clay bodies that will fit. He also goes over stains, washes and underglazes to get results that are as stunning as any mid-range color work.

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Electric Studio: Making Firing
PB2176High-Fire Glazes: Ceramic Arts Handbook Serieshttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2159.jpgJonesHigh-Fire Glazes9781438004099
PB2176$29.95/span>High-Fire GlazesGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2178 • $29.95
Electric Studio: Making & Firing
This Ceramic Arts Handbook helps you to find the perfect electric kiln for your needs and also some troubleshooting tips to do minor repairs on your own. Also included are clay and glaze information that are specifically developed for the electric kiln that show the wide possiblities that you can achieve with the right clay, glaze, and firing.

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General Ceramics Back to top of page.

The Workshop Guide to Ceramics

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This comprehensive reference source and how-to manual encompasses the wide range of all ceramic techniques into one large, definitive volume. It was written for professional and amateur ceramicists, and for teachers of the art. The Workshop Guide to Ceramics describes materials, processes, tools, forming techniques, surface decoration, firing, glazes, and design of ceramic objects of all kinds. The authors familiarize their readers with the different available types of clay, discussing their colors textures, and uses in detail.

PB2163 • $34.99 Qty:

 

250 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets for Potters

This book is just like having an expert on call, 24/7, with answers to any ceramic questions or dilemmas you might have. Step-by-step photos, diagrams and clear instructions guide you through each stage of your work, or you can look up details for help with a particular problem. Discover how to improvise tools from kitchen implements, find a shortcut to rolling faultless coils, and more valuable techniques hard-won from real experience. Every section features "fix-it" and "try-it" panels, suggesting ways to practice or develop your skills and avoid common errors.

PB2105 • $24.99 Qty:

 

Additions to Clay Bodies



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PB2147 • $29.95
Additions to Clay Bodies
This book begins with an introduction to collecting local clay materials and making your own clay bodies, then movs on to cover the array of additions being used by artists today. Possible additions include hard materials like stone, glass and rust, to combustible matter and fiber, to metals including wire and mesh, and color in various forms. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with unique making methods and beautiful finished works from ceramic artists around the world. It's an inspiring introduction and an essential companion if you've ever considered expanding the horizons of your creative work into this new realm.

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Troubleshooting for Potters

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PB2159Troubleshooting for Potters: All the Common Problems, Why They Happen, and How to Fix Themhttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2159.jpgBarrons Educational SeriesA resource book for solving common clay and glaze problems encountered by potters, sculptors and clay artists.9781438004099
PB2159$21.99Troubleshooting for PottersGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2159 • $21.99
Troubleshooting for Potters
The thing about clay is that it does not always behave as you imagine it should. There is not a potter alive who has not encountered problems in the ceramic process at some time. Many would say that only by making and resolving mistakes can you really learn the craft. But wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a resource that could help you identify where you'd gone wrong and suggest some foolproof ways to fix it? This comprehensive, down-to-earth manual, created by master ceramicist Jacqui Atkin, is the answer.

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Ceramic Faults and Their Remedies

This book is dedicated to helping potters identify quickly the nature, causes and remedies of a multitude of difficulties that can arise during pottery production. Comprehensive and easy to use, it has aleady proved itself to be an enormously helpful source of reference for craft potters and those working in the ceramic industry. The second edition has been fully redesigned with colour illustrations and the text has been revised, updated and expanded to reflect new developments.

PB2098 • $26.95 Qty:

 

Encyclopedia of Color, Form and Decoration

This comprehensive reference is a road map for the limitless shapes and forms, colors, and decorations of pottery: it is a starting point for personal exploration. This practical reference presents a multitude of great glaze recipes and how to create them. More than 700 individual glazes are vividly displayed.

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Naked Clay: Ceramics Without Glaze

A growing number of ceramic artists choose not to glaze their work. Instead they use unglazed -- naked -- surfaces to achieve their design objectives. From slips and terra sigillata to burnishing, engobes, oxide washes and additions to the clay body, these artists employ a wide range of techniques to achieve desirable finishes. The scope of the work produced by these artists is enormous. Jane Perryman presents the finished ceramics and techniques of an international group of artists, but also investigates their ideas and areas of inspiration to further an understanding of their work. This book will not only inform and inspire students, professionals and teachers, but it will also fascinate collectors and anyone interested in materials-2013 ceramics.

PB2131 • $39.95 Qty:

 

Surface, Glaze & Form (Pottery Techniques)

From concept and design to forming and firing -- not to mention chemistry, thermodynamics, math, color theory, history, and a host of other skills -- the 30 artists in this bookdiscuss their techniques, and also the thoughts and reasons behind their methods. All types of forming methods, from handbuilding to slipcasting, are illustrated in detailed photo sequences, along with surface techniques that cover the gamut of decorative possibilities.

PB2132 • $29.95 Qty:

Utilitarian Forms Back to top of page.

Kitchen Pots, Bakers, & Serving Vessels

This book covers 19 projects from muffin pans and juicers, to batter bowls and salt shakers. Great for those who want to create the perfect size prep and display items necessary for culinary enthusiasts. The artists help you understand the process as well as functional considerations for size and shapes of each vessel.

This is part of a Ceramic Arts series of books.

PB2185 • $19.95 Qty:

 

 

Pitchers, Teapots, Cups & Mugs

Pouring and drinking vessels are abundant in any kitchen and need to be functional, sturdy, and visually appealing. You will find 18 projects with detailed instructions for making pots using both handbuilding and wheel-throwing methods. Find a variety of items including a thermos and mug set, to a lidded creamer and ewer, to tea sets and goblets.

PB2186 • $19.95 Qty:

 

 

Jars, Vases, Boxes, & Baskets

Handmade pots serve a wide range of functions. You will get 19 projects that range from flower vases to flour canisters to whiskey bottles and cookie jars. Learn how to dart and divide thrown forms for baskets, vases and jars as well as how to make lids that fit perfectly on your round and square canisters. This book will help you with productivity and creativity within your studio.

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Plates, Platters & Bowls

20 projects that you can make from a large wall hanging platter down to small treat bowls. Using both handbuilding and wheel throwing methods along with solutions to common problems like handling very large ware without hurting your back. Explore asymmetrical forms using geometry to create origami-like shapes along with simple but useful nesting bowls. With the wide range of techniques, you will be able to make your own decorative and functional wares to use and share.

PB2183 • $19.95 Qty:


Firing Back to top of page.

Pit Firing Ceramics

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PB2160Pit Firing Ceramics: Modern Methods, Ancient Traditionshttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2160.jpgSchiffer Publishing LtdA great reference book for anyone who is interested in traditional primitive-fired ceramics.9780764341724
PB2160$29.99Pit Firing Ceramics: Modern Methods, Ancient TraditionsGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2160 • $29.99
Pit Firing Ceramics
When digging for clues about an ancient society's culture, nothing is more valuable to an archaeologist than ceramic remnants. In Pit Firing Ceramics: Modern Methods, Ancient Traditions, Dawn Whitehand explains why. Her text is the first to comprehensively explore the complex nature of pit firing, based on historical evidence, and the artistic perspectives of contemporary ceramicists. The book contains detailed photographs of the process, and a glossary for those who wish to further explore pit firing and ceramics.

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Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques

Ceramicists searching for new ways to fire their creations now have a wealth of options. 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.

PB1868 • $14.95 Qty:

 

Electric Studio: Making & Firing

Over the last sixty years, electric kilns have become the most popular method for firing ceramics. They are readily available and easy to use for all skill levels which allows for consistent results with little effort. This book helps you choose the right kiln as well as troubleshoot for simple repairs. Also included are clay body and glaze information specifically developed for electric kilns.

PB2178 • $29.95 Qty:

 

Electric Firing: Creative Techniques

Electric kilns are wonderful! They're so readily available and relatively simple to install that nearly every ceramic artist now uses electric kilns in some capacity in their studios for their control and dependability. In this book you'll discover the contributions of studio artists who use electric kilns. They share with you their experimentations, their research, and their artistic successes so you can build on what they've learned. Filled with up-to-date information on processes, glazes, tools, materials and techniques.

PB2068 • $29.95 Qty:

 

Low-Firing & Burnishing

From ancient cultures down through time to materials-2013 potters: this book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperatures without using glazes. You can use these alternative smoke, pit, saggar and raku techniques even on a low budget: the only real requirement is that you have outdoor space where you can work. This book is a practical step-by-step approach and beginner's guide, with illustrations and photographs for inspiration.

PB2096 • $26.95 Qty:

 

Mastering Raku

Novice ceramists and those already familiar with raku will both learn and expand their skills as artists with the guidance of this authoritative, technique-based book. Mastering Raku covers the basics like appropriate clays and pottery-forming techniques, firing, and embellishing techniques. This comprehensive guide goes beyond the fundamentals to offer advanced techniques that will encourage further development and creative growth. Steve Branfman's "Mastering Raku" is the definitive reference on this unique form of ceramics.

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Raku

Raku is more than just a technique: it's a way of thinking with an attitude of openness to the unexpected and a willingness to use accidental happenings in developing your work. Raku encourages curiosity and exploration, and there's no end to the variety and quality possible in this medium. John Mathieson provides a clear and concise overview of the raku process, covering all the essentials of clay types, post-firing reduction methods, and equipment, plus tips and techniques shared by 30 experts on topics spanning the entire raku process from conception to final reduction.

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Raku, Pit & Barrel Firing

Raku, pit and barrel firing are three of the most popular firing techniques in ceramics today. The unifying theme of all three accessible techniques lies in working directly with the fire to achieve both quick and unique results not available to more conventional firing techniques. You'll find extensive how-to techniques and step-by-step instructions to help you duplicate these three processes in your own studio, plus many photos of some of the most beautiful alternatively fired work.

PB2031 • $29.95 Qty:

 



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PB2142 • $29.99
The Ultimate Wood-Fired Oven Book
Design • Construction • Use

Join Anna Carpenter as she shares memories of growing up in Italy, where great meals were enjoyed around the fire with family and friends. Wood-fired ovens are enormously popular today because of the unique taste only real wood fire can instill. This book equips you with information to successfully choose install and use your own woodfired oven. Great tips concerning different kinds of insulation, tools, cooking techniques, and recipes. Step by step guidelines and plans for building are included. Great photos will inspire you to design the perfect setting for your oven, suited to your needs and budget.

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Glass, Enamel & Jewelry Back to top of page.

The Art of Enameling

An introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, written clearly and passionately by a leader in the field. Covers all the popular traditional techniques (cloisonne, champleve, and plique-a-jour) to materials-2013 and experimental. Find even more new creative possibilities in the firing! Includes great information about setting up a workspace for enameling, and 14 projects to help you get started.

PB1978 • $24.99 Qty:

 

Ceramic Bead Jewelry

30 Fired & Inspired Projects

Make a variety of gorgeous bead jewelry projects using low-fire ceramics with a wide range of glazes in dazzling colors. Whether you want to replicate the look of traditional majolica or the brilliant sheen of metal, you'll learn a series of techniques that will enable you to achieve many attractive effects.

PB2138 • $14.95 Qty:

 

Ceramic Jewellery (A Ceramics Handbook)

Although ceramic beads have been around for as long as pots have, the idea of ceramic jewelry has been making a comeback in a much more glamorous and professional form than ever before. This book shows how clay can be combined with other materials including silver, gold, leather, textiles or stones to create unique and innovative pieces. The book looks at how to source or create your own fittings and findings, the problems of design and the practicalities of joining the various elements to create successful pieces of jewelry.

PB2119 • $26.95 Qty:

 

Creative Glass Techniques

Thanks to the availability of affordable kilns and the vast creative potential of the material, glass crafts keep growing in popularity. There's no better place to learn the essentials of the art than this superbly photographed full-color manual. It introduces beginners to three major, accessible techniques for creating a variety of pieces--fusing, painting, and lampwork. The 32 elegant, hands-on projects range from a shimmering oval mirror to a vase sparkling withlusters and crystal ice.

PB486 • $24.95 Qty:

 

WarmGlass

A comprehensive look at kiln-fired glass, covering a multitude of techniques from fusing and slumping to casting and pate de verre, complete with graphs of the firing cycle for each skill. Also includes information on various types of glass, their compatibility, and their behavior during firing. Invaluable tips tell how to avoid unexpected and unwanted effects, and also how to create a range of different results and finishes. Close-up pictures show each step in the process being carried out, and breathtaking photos display an inspirational gallery of graceful, richly-colored finished works.

PB1951 • $29.95 Qty:

Glazes Back to top of page.

Low-Fire Glazes and Special Projects

Low Fire Glazes

PB2180 • $29.95
Low-Fire Glazes & Special Projects
So many talented artists have pushed the boundries of low-fire glazing. The recipes and projects in this book are the result of testing for the perfect flux and developing ways to layer glazes to produce depth and complex surfaces that enhance your work. This book offers a wide variety of glaze recipes and projects.

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Ceramics Monthly's Guide to Materials & Glazes

Ceramics Monthly Guide to Materials & Glazes

PB2174 • $49.97
Ceramics Monthly's Guide to Materials & Glazes
This reference includes several years of technical information derived from the Ceramics Monthly magazine. Here you will find help in your own studio with assessing recipes, testing and experimenting in all temperature ranges and troubleshooting glaze defects.

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High-Fire Glazes

High-Fire Glazes
PB2176High-Fire Glazes: Ceramic Arts Handbook Serieshttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2159.jpgJonesHigh-Fire Glazes9781438004099
PB2176$29.95/span>High-Fire GlazesGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2176 • $29.95
High-Fire Glazes: Ceramic Arts Handbook Series
This book contains high-fire receipes to be used in gas, electric, or wood fire that have been tried and tested over a long period by many professionals. Having that background enables you to use these recipes with confidence that you will be successful and excited by your results. This book has stunning examples of what surface decoration can achieve so you can apply these effects to your artwork.

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Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide

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PB2158Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and Colorhttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2158.jpgBarronsGlaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and Color9780764166426
PB2158$34.99Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and ColorGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2158 • $34.99
Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and Color
Anyone who loves creating ceramics knows that glazing can be a labor of great love or the bane of the entire ceramic process. In Glaze, potters of all levels will find a wealth of guidance as one hundred of today's leading ceramicists share the methodology, specify the recipe, and recount the creative intentions behind their most stunning works of art -- each selected specifically for its unique use of glaze.

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The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes

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PB2157The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazeshttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2157.jpgLark CraftsGlazing & Firing at Cones 4-79781454707776
PB2157$29.95The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes (Glazing & Firing at Cones 4-7)Georgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2157 • $29.95
The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes
This fully illustrated reference takes the guesswork out of mid-range glazes, which fire at cones 4-7. It will help ceramists of all skill levels gain a better understanding of glazes and the factors behind them. By comparing and contrasting recipes within a type and learning the way glazes work, you'll see how potters create variations within a type. This will enable you to create an infinite number of your own recipes, including application and firing processes. This book includes hundreds of inspirational photos of finished work by contemporary ceramic artists.

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The Ceramic Glaze Handbook

Because the glaze is a critical factor in determining the final appearance of a ceramic piece, potters need good guides and formulas for successful glazes. This well-illustrated handbook covers glaze chemistry, application techniques, firing, and problem solving. Useful for studio potters, students and hobbyists, this book belongs in your collection.

PB1910 • $24.95 Qty:

 

Colour in Glazes

A complete guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes for the studio potter. Colour in Glazes looks at the full range of materials and optioins for creating new colors in glazes. Packed full of glaze recipes, the book is illustrated with a wealth of finished work as well as an extensive collection of sample test tiles to show the variety of colors possible. Types of base glazes and the fluxes used to make them are discussed in relation to color response.

PB2128 • $29.95 Qty:

 

The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes

With hundreds of recipes and a thorough examination of glaze materials, chemistryy and tools, this reference will prove a boon to ceramists who want to master this complex and versatile aspect of their art. A wealth of information on various types of glazes, including copper, iron, shino, salt/soda, crystalline, and more. An exhaustive index of subjects and a separate index of glaze recipes will help you find what you need, quickly and easily.

PB1892 • $17.95 Qty:

 

Developing Glazes

Developing your own glazes can be tricky and success is dependent on many factors. In this book, ceramicist Greg Daly aims to demystify the process with practical advice and complete, step-by-step instructions for testing glazes and experimenting with ingredients. This hands-on technical guidance is supported with helpful how-to images, and variations on hundreds of recipes to get you started. This book is simply an essential reference!

PB2140 • $29.95 Qty:

 

Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques

We all remember our first experiences with glazing, and how our hopes usually exceeded our skills and knowledge of the topic. This book covers many aspects of glazing, with artist discussions abut their methods and recipes. You'll find information on glaze formulation, application methods like dipping, pouring or spraying, firing variations, materials characteristics, testing, and over 100 recipes.

PB2069 • $29.95 Qty:

 

Glazes Cone 6

A growing number of potters fire their work to a middle range of temperatures, of which cone 6 is typical. In Glazes Cone 6, Michael Bailey surveys this growing trend in middle temperature firing and guides the reader with practical information. He discusses a range of different glazes, including special effects, glaze stains, and underglaze colors, giving recipes and tips to ensure success. The info is illustrated with many colorful glaze tests (all fired in electric kilns) to show the variety and scope of glazes at cone 6.

PB1650 • $29.95 Qty:

 



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PB2154 • $29.95
Glazes from Natural Sources

Any real education in ceramics must involve, from the outset, an appreciation of the source materials—the rocks around us. While good, throwable clay may be a regional commodity, there is no part of the world that will not yield potential glaze materials in abundance. Potters therefore need to know how to exploit the special properties of local rocks quickly, reliably, and methodically. This new revised and updated version of Brian Sutherland's classic book on making glazes from natural sources explains how to locate glaze material and construct, test, and use the glazes created.

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PB2153 • $29.99
Cone 5-6 Glazes: Materials & Recipes

Cone 5–6 Glazes: Materials & Recipes provides an easy way to create your own glazes by understanding and testing what’s already been tried. This glaze book is a first of its kind because it pulls together more than 180 glaze recipes and hundreds of variations from 30 different artists in one book. In addition, experts provide information on glaze materials such as frits, feldspars, oxides and stains, as well as testing protocols and tips on glaze application. Drawing on the expertise of so many experts covering so many aspects of cone 5–6 glazes will provide you with a wealth of information unmatched with any other source. (10 Dec 13)

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Surfaces, Glazes & Firing (Ceramics For Beginners)

For the beginner, the techniques explained in this book are like having the biggest box of crayons ever! Angelica Pozo shows you how to enhance the surface of clay through every stage of the ceramic process from wet clay through the glazed and fired states and beyond. You'll learn at least 9 different methods for using color, texture, line, shape and pattern. Plus the book includes links to how-to videos online!

PB2113 • $24.95 Qty:

 



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PB2150 • $29.95
Natural Glazes: Collecting and Making
Making your own glazes is a fascinating and rewarding process, even more so when you use ingredients you've collected yourself. With a little equipment and by following a few basic principles, it's possible to harvest glaze ingredients like clay, subsoil, plants and seashells from your local environment. The book includes step-by-step instructions for prepaing materials, mixing glazes, testing samples, applying glazes and firing your work. Contributions from contemporary ceramicists who use natural glaze ingredients give detailed insight into their working methods and intriguing results.

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The Extruder Book

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PB2162The Extruder Book (2nd Ed.)http://www.georgies.com/products/books/pb2162.jpgAmerican Ceramic SocietyExtensively illustrated resource book on using extruders in the ceramic studio.9781574983289
PB2162$29.95The Extruder Book (2nd Ed.)Georgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2162 • $29.95
The Extruder Book (2nd Edition)
The extruder is an efficient time-saver that frees up time for you to do more with your creativity. There's no other way to make the shapes the extruder makes as efficiently. A fresh extrusion can be likened to a blank canvas or a sheet of drawing paper: it challenges you to apply your creativity and make something special from it. Through hundreds of how-to photos and drawings as well as scores of images of finished work, you'll discover just how versatile and indispensible the extruder can be in your studio.

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Ceramic Studio: Handbuilding

A workshop in a book, revealing the unlimited possibilities of handbuilding.With Shay Amber's simple and basic approach to handbuilding, you can learn how to make both sculptural and useful forms. She shares fundamental techniques and 12 projects on which to practice, including a coiled bottle, wall pocket, carved lantern, applique tile, and a square plate. Amber also introduces you to surface decoration and glaze treatments. In addition, you'll find inspiring gallery sections highlighting other artists' works.

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Clay Whistles

The purpose of this book is to provide teachers, crafters, and anyone else interested with a guide to making clay whistles. There is something wonderful about coaxing sound out of a piece of clay: you blow through the mouthpiece, and out comes the music of the earth, in the voice of the clay.

PB202 • $20.00 Qty:

 

Coiling

Coiling is one of the most versatile ceramic techniques. The plasticity of clay invites potters (and others, of all ages!) to roll it between their hands to produce coils, which can be joined together to form the walls of hollow vessels. Pots of enormous size and amazing variety are made using this method. Sculptural pieces can also be made using coils, creating forms that range from human figures to very abstract shapes. Written for both amateur and expert potters, Coiling offers both practical instruction and creative inspiration for using coils in ceramic work.

PB2125 • $26.50 Qty:

 

Extruder, Mold & Tile: Forming Techniques

A vast world of design and construction possibilities waits beyond the known realms of pinch, coil and wheel forming techniques. In this book you'll discover a wealth of information, techniques and inspration from the usual to the unusual, and from purely functional to imaginatively sculptural.

PB2050 • $29.95 Qty:

 

From a Slab of Clay

Working with clay slabs offers more opportunities than any other forming process. From small dishes and plates to architectural installments, slabs can be used to create any form, any size. When Daryl E. Baird took notice of all the work being done with this technique, he decided to explore it in depth then open the doors for others to enjoy. In From a Slab of Clay you'll learn about what it takes to start out on a journey that's sure to last a lifetime. From setting up a proper working space to selecting the right tools and equipment - including complete instructions for building your own slab roller - Daryl doesn't miss any details for you to consider to assure your success.

PB2133 • $29.95 Qty:

 

From Mud to Music

The voices of ancient civilizations can be found in their musical instruments, which were often made of clay. Unlocking dynamic, resonant links to the past can be as easy as drawing a breath, drawing a bow, raising a mallet or raising a hand. It is truly a remarkable experience to hear the sounds of instruments last played thousands of years ago. The people may be gone and their civilizations lost, but we are privileged to travel back in time and hear the sounds of their lives by listening to (or even playing!) the musical instruments of their time.

PB1976 • $59.95 Qty:

 

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed

Directions for fun pottery projects potters that don't require a potter's wheel. Use coil, slab, mold, and pinch techniques to make pots, bowls, vases, tiles, and other decorative pieces. Along with advice on basic tools, preparing clay, and using coloring agents, new clay workers may appreciate the tips for making projects easier. Step-by-step color photos with detailed captions guide handcrafters through each project from start to finish.

PB1959 • $24.99 Qty:

 



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PB2146 • $29.95
Sculpting and Handbuilding
Handbuilding with clay offers unique opportunities to experiment, requires few tools, and allows intuition and imagination to come to the fore. Claire Loder explains the basic techniques, from coiling and pinching to working with slabs, with practical instructions and helpful accompanying images. She thoroughly covers equipment and clay bodies with generous studio advice. The book then looks at new methods of building by hand, including mixed media work, sculptural methods, and vessels and surface decoration, through the work of current makers working with handbuilding techniques.

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Throwing & Handbuilding: Forming Techniques

Throwing and handbuilding are at the core of all studio ceramics techniques. With practice and patience, plus the imagination and experimentation of skilled artists and craftspeople, simple coil pots or tall narrow forms can become works of art prized by galleries and collectors. This book is a collection of carefully selected feature articles from Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. In each section of the book you'll find challenging, complex and unusual techniques, oftenextensively illustrated, by some of the foremost studio artists working today.

PB2032 • $29.95 Qty:

 

Wall Pieces

Using clay in a manner for wall space is an increasingly fashionable and innovative solution for decorators, architects and makers. Wall pieces are the perfect solution for those who enjoy sculpture but have no space. Current wall pieces vary enormously from simple tiled pieces to huge installations. This book looks at the huge variety of work being made, and also all the problems, solutions and diverse approaches to wall pieces.

PB2097 • $26.95 Qty:

 

Slab Techniques (A Ceramics Handbook)

Although this is essentially a very simple subject, slabs can be used to make forms from the most basic to the most complex. This broad approach to slab work shows a wide variety of building methods and shows the work of many high-profile ceramic artists in this area. The book covers all the basics such as making your slabs and joining them well, simple building methods, creating textures, decorating with slips,avoiding disasters during firing, and the special challenges associated with building large-scale pieces.

PB2118• $26.95 Qty:

Kids & Clay Back to top of page.

The Magic of Clay

The Magic of Clay
PB1950The Magic of Clayhttp://www.georgies.com/products/books/magic-of-clay-book.jpgAdaluciaThe Magic of clay9781454707769
PB1950$18.95The Magic of ClayGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB1950 • $18.95
The Magic of Clay
The MAGIC OF CLAY is a colorful book that teaches the basics of working with clay. It is written for all age groups, but recommended for middle and high school students.

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The Great Clay Adventure

Encourage elementary and middle school-age kids to build their clay-sculpting skills at home with these lessons and projects designed for use in the classroom. They'll model a pinch pot, coil animals, fossils, vases, masks, and tiles that they can embellish with rubber stamps. Best of all, these projects will foster childrens' confidence in their abilities and stimulate new ideas.

PB1880 • $27.95 Qty:

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Slipcasting

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Best known as one of the most widely used industrial ceramic techniques, slipcasting has become increasingly attractive to individual artists and craftspersons.Sasha Wardell's Slipcasting is a straightforward, practical guide for those interested in the boundless possibilities of the technique. The book contains more than one hundred color illustrations, diagrams, and slip formulas. An inspiring "Individual Approaches" chapter discusses the slipcast work of a variety of contemporary ceramicists from around the world.

PB2168 • $27.50 Qty:

 

The Essential Guide to Moldmaking & SlipCasting

Moldmaking is an invaluable skill for potters because it allows them to create identical multiples of their work. This new edition of Andrew Martin's classic is the definitive guide to the craft. A thorough introduction addresses materials and tools, and presents Martin’s simple, unique template method for making clay prototypes. From there, the book overflows with hundreds of photos, key techniques, projects, master artist profiles, and troubleshooting tips. No other volume has shown the processes in such how-to detail. An extensive overview covers slip formulation, while offering highly desired slip recipes for low-, mid-, and high-fire clay bodies. This should be the standard reference in every ceramist’s library.

PB1853 • $24.95 Qty:

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Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces

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PB2156$24.95Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces (A Guide to Modeling the Head and Face with Clay)Georgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2156 • $24.95
Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces
The human face in sculpture can be expressive and revealing, or guarded and mysterious. Ceramic artists often use small facial details to convey the feelings of their subjects. In this illustrated guide, ceramist and author Alex Irvine shows ceramic sculptors how to interpret facial expressions and effectively depict them in their work.

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Sculpture Techniques

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PB2175$29.95Sculpture TechniquesGeorgies Ceramic & Clay - Portland, OR

PB2175 • $29.95
Sculpture Techniques: Ceramic Arts Handbook Series
More than 30 artists share their designs and inspirations with helpful step-by-step photos throughout this book. The handbuilding techniques will expand your skills with new ways to create figurative and abstract sculptures. You will also see how the artists use alternate materials to provide strength and unusual effects that you can incorporate into your own designs.

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Ceramic Sculpture: Inspiring Techniques

Clay provides more possibilities for sculpture than any other medium. Between these covers more than 20 artists demonstrate some of the infinite possibilities of clay for manifesting ideas into physical reality. Whether their sculptures are figurative or abstract, large or small, electric or wood-fired, and cast, thrown, coiled or sprayed, the variety is awe-inspiring. From primitive casting and pitfiring techniques to rapid prototype imagine, ceramic artists are not timid about exploring technologies both old and new to express themselves. The possibilities are endless.

PB2080 • $29.95 Qty:

 

The Figure in Clay

Nine master ceramic artists present their personal approaches to sculpting the human figure in a spectacular volume that's both technically illuminating and visually inspirational. The outstanding examples range from representational to abstract, diminutive to heroic. The featured sculptors discuss the unique attractions and challenges of their methods, and detailed color photographs follow their artwork as it takes shape. In addition, there's a gallery of materials-2013 pieces selected by the major contributors.

PB1901 • $17.95 Qty:

 

The Materials and Methods of Sculpture

Before the publication of this book there was a dearth of competent instructional books on the technical aspects of sculpture. Jack C. Rich, a noted sculptor himself, remedied that need with this clear, comprehensive and precise guide to every aspect of sculpting in wax, plaster, metal, stone, wood and other materials. Mr. Rich presents a comprehensive treatment of the origins, nature, properties and characteristics of various sculpting materials and the methods employed in their use. This volume is a republication of the 9th printing of the work originally published in 1947.

PB2092 • $16.95 Qty:

 

Modeling the Figure in Clay

Master sculptor Bruno Lucchesi invites you on a guided tour of the human form. Follow him as he creates a figure in clay literally from the inside out, starting with the skeleton, laying on the muscles to show male and female anatomy, and finishing with a complete figure sculpture with every detail of face and hair carefully modeled.

PB101 • $21.95 Qty:

 

Modeling the Head in Clay

Renowned materials-2013 sculptor Bruno Lucchesi takes a single life-size head through all the stages of roughing in, modeling, refining the surface, and finishing and texturing. This enables the reader to see exactly how he positions and models every detail. The book demonstrates not just the highlights of the creative process, but every step from beginning to end.

PB102 • $21.95 Qty:

 

The Portrait in Clay

A master sculptor demonstrates how you can use thoughts and feelings, combined with good sculpture techniques, to produce evocative portraits in clay. Line drawings, illustrations, and running commentary from the author show how the sculptor's hands and tools work together to create portrait likenesses. Twenty color and 250 black/white illustrations.

PB1362 • $25.95 Qty:

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Image & Design Transfer Techniques

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This book covers over thirty techniques that can be applied onto greenware, bisqueware and glazed ware. Paul Andrew Wandless is an expert printmaker and he utilizes those skills to create and transfer images onto clay surfaces using applique and paper transfers, embossing, stamping, stencils, silkscreening, etching, decals and a so much more. There are many wonderful artists whose works are highlighted and show how they use these techniques to create their art.

PB2173 • $29.95 Qty:

 

The Workshop Guide to Ceramics

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This comprehensive reference source and how-to manual encompasses the wide range of all ceramic techniques into one large, definitive volume. It was written for professional and amateur ceramicists, and for teachers of the art. The Workshop Guide to Ceramics describes materials, processes, tools, forming techniques, surface decoration, firing, glazes, and design of ceramic objects of all kinds. The authors familiarize their readers with the different available types of clay, discussing their colors textures, and uses in detail.

PB2163 • $34.99 Qty:

 

The Artistic Anantomy of Trees

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For years greatly admired and widely used, this excellent text by one of Britain's foremost art instructors has achieved the status of a classic in its field. The author, also a noted landscape painter, offers complete and accurate instruction in painting and drawing trees to all serious artists beginner or advanced, amateur or professional. Its extremely comprehensive and detailed coverage has earned this volume a permanent place in the libraries of landscape painters, students, and teachers.

PB2170 • $12.95 Qty:

 

261 North American Indian Designs

Treasury of clearly drawn illustrations based on authentic design motifs created by the Sioux, Blackfoot, Apache, Cheyenne, Navajo, Hopi, Seminole, and other tribes. Adapted from textile patterns, wood carvings, ceramics, and other traditional craft forms, the royalty-free designs include abstract and floral motifs as well as human, animal, and mythical figures.

PB1926• $6.95 Qty:

 

Art Anatomy of Animals

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The naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton was an accomplished illustrator as well as book writer. Chapters cover a number of domesticated and wild species: the anatomy, size, and proportion of the lion, tiger, leopard, and other members of the cat family; bears as well as the camel, Indian elephant, and the caribou. Additional sections consider the horse in motion, the gallop of a dog, and bird feathering. A valuable reference for students and teachers alike.

PB2171 • $24.95 Qty:

 

Celtic Art

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Step-by-step procedures carefully introduce the simple rules and methods of Celtic knot work and the well-known designs from the great manuscripts and stone work. Later chapters build up to complex knot work, spiral work, and key pattern designs, with special coverage of alphabets and the stylized use of animals, humans, and plants. Over 225 different patterns with 110 historical and modern artifact designs, six complete alphabets and 25 decorative initials, plus animal and human figures used in the original Celtic works.

PB2169 • $12.95 Qty:

 

Big Book of Animal Illustrations

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Selected and arranged by Maggie Kate, this books offers accurate representations of a wide range of animals. These are copyright free designs are arranged neatly within 16 categories such as North American Small Animals, Prehistoric Mammals, Horses of the World, Snakes, Insects and several more. Great for artists, illustrators, students and anyone interested in the wonderful world of creatures big and small.

PB1919 • $14.95 Qty:

 

Animals: Mammals, Birds, Fish & Insects

Selected for its visual impact and ease of use, this outstanding collection of wood engravings presents over 1,000 species of animals in extremely lifelike poses. Includes many different versions of familiar mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and other invertebrates such as spiders, crabs, squid, earthworms, and more. Captions provide modern common-name identifications.

PB670 • $17.95 Qty:

 

Art Forms in Nature

Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Siphonophora, star corals, starfishes, Protozoa, flagellates, brown seaweed, jellyfishes, sea-lilies, moss animals, sea-urchins, glass sponges, leptomedusae, horny corals, trunkfishes, true sea slugs, anthomedusae horseshoe crabs, sea-cucumbers, octopuses, bats, orchids, sea wasps, seahorse, a dragonfish, a frogfish, much more. All images black-and-white, but ready for use in your design schemes.

PB405 • $17.95 Qty:

 

Art Nouveau Floral Patterns & Stencil Designs

Magnificent collection of floral patterns and stencil designs created by one of the movement’s finest artists, with 120 images of graceful garden flowers—foxglove, hollyhocks, columbine, lilies, among others, and 39 stencil designs of blossoming trees, reeds, mushrooms, oak leaves, peacocks, and more. Classic, copyright-free motifs will add elegance to your work.

PB1923 • $16.95 Qty:

 

Ceramic Design Course

This is a complete course in designing ceramics with confidence. Focusing on the design process and principles of shape, form, surface and function, it also includes practical instruction in studio techniques to render your ideas into reality. Offers a complete range of practical advice in units covering each stage of the design process from working out a brief and seeking inspiration to drawing up technical plans and developing the design. Whether you want to create functional, longlasting and hardwearing pots or decorative fine art pieces, this book demystifies the design process and provides the inspiration and skills you need to design with flair.

PB2106 • $21.99 Qty:

 

Ceramic Transfer Printing

Did you ever wonder how artists were able to get photos, text and detailed patterns onto their glazed surfaces? This type of decoration is called 'transfer printing.' If you'd like to expand your creative options, you may want to take a closer look at this exciting technique. This book provides a close look at how you can create your own intricate patterns and images and apply them to your work. In addition to descriptions of several transfer techniques, you can also see how many other artists are using printing techniques with ceramics.

PB2127 • $29.95 Qty:

 

Fired-On Images for Ceramics



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PB2149 • $22.95
Fired-On Images for Ceramics,
Stoneware, Porcelain & Glass (2nd ed.)

A hands-on, step-by-step guide to making and applying laser-printed decals.

 


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Image Transfer on Clay



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PB1974 • $19.95
Image Transfer on Clay
Screen, Relief, Decal & Monoprint Techniques

Now in paperback! The first comprehensive how-to book on this topic! Paul Wandless leads the way among ceramic artists adapting traditional printmaking procedures to transfer images onto clay surfaces. Topics include using silk-screen decals with light-sensitive emulsions to create master images, using colored slips for monoprints, and work with stencils, relief blocks or stamps with a variety of materials. Even if you don't have a printmaking background or fancy equipment, you can use these technqiues. Numerous photos document each method, plus many images showcasing the techniques for a wealth of inspiration.

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Japanese Emblems & Designs

Almost 800 mon (emblems or crests) combine natural and geometric forms for striking effects. Ideal for jewelry, design, mosaics and more.

PB373 • $14.95 Qty:

 

Lustre



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PB2141 • $28.95
Lustre
Lustres are thin layers of metal deposited onto the surface of pots during firing to produce surfaces that glow with metallic color. Lustres can be coloured as golds, coppers, reds, and blues, or have colourless sheens like mother-of-pearl. Lustres produce spectacular results, but can be difficult to achieve successfully. This handbook aims to explain and simplify the process, with thorough coverage of all the options. It includes recipes for making your own lustres and explains methods of applying and firing (all critical factors!).

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Natural Art Forms

Using innovative techniques, photographer Karl Blossfeldt produced arresting images of seed pods, buds, stems, and other botanical items. This spectacular collection features scores of his remarkable photographs of plant life, offering artists and craftspeople a treasury of copyright-free pictures and design inspirations. 120 full-page black-and-white plates.

PB756 • $15.95 Qty:

 

Surface Design for Ceramics

Surface design is an essential part of making your work the best it can be. This comprehensive, invaluable studio reference covers all the most popular techniques for embellishing clay with a wealth of information and detailed images. From faceting, carving, and burnishing to terra sigillata and slip work through firing and all the way up to decals, lusters and raku: you can dip into the book at any point depending on your interests and needs of the moment.

PB2049 • $29.95 Qty:

 

Traditional African Designs

Over 200 authentic designs from Dahomey, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Ghana, and other African nations depict such unusual configurations as stylized lions, birds, fish, alligators, totemic figures, abstracts, geometrics and zigzags. Adapted from shields, masks, jewelry, textiles and other sources for copyright-free use.

PB2008 • $6.95 Qty:

 

Traditional Japanese Design Motifs

Over 250 readily usable, royalty-free, authentic Japanese designs — from ceramics, textiles, more. Includes florals, demons, animals, geometrics, more.

PB1920 • $9.95 Qty:

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Making & Installing Handmade Tiles

Increasing numbers of ceramists are attracted to the beauty and versatility of tile, exploring the techniques for making it as well as finding a variety of ways to install or use it. In this abundantly illustrated reference, you'll learn how to create your own tiles and find out how to enhance them with a range of striking decorative effects. After you master installation basics, you can try your hand at a series of attractive projects for the home and garden.

PB1878 • $17.95 Qty:

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A Potter's Workbook

Illian's aim in this book is to provide a way to see, to make, and to think about the forms of wheel-thrown vessels. She explains and inspires with both the mechanics of throwing and finishing pots made simply on the wheel, and the principles of truth and beauty arising from that traditional method. This book is designed to help students who are just learning to throw pots, potters who know how to throw but feel the need for greater understanding, and skilled craftspeople who enjoy thinking about the objects they love.

PB1402 • $29.95 Qty:

 

The Complete Potter

This book offers something for everybody interested in pottery! Beginning potters will find a complete course in the pages of this book. Experienced potters will find new ideas for designing and decorating virtually every type of ware. Heavily illustrated with more than 600 how-to photos, The Complete Potter takes youthrough every phase of the potter's craft, from clay to kiln.

PB1958 • $29.99 Qty:

 

Pottery Basics

Pottery Basics will show you how to start working with clay. Step-by-step photos on every page show in detail the skills you'll need, and twelve simple projects encourage your start on this deeply satisfying creative hobby.

PB1961 • $23.99 Qty:

 

Ceramic Studio: Wheel Throwing

Follow Emily Reason while she teaches wheel throwing in an easy to read format. Among the techniques that she will focus on are cylinders, pulling a handle for cups and pitchers, as well as mugs and bowls. All of the tools that are needed will be in listed for each project as well as clear, detailed photos to help you follow along. Take a look at the gallery images in the middle section to inspire your own creativity.

PB2145 • $19.95 Qty:

 

Throwing

Throwing is an important skill for any potter to master, using only a few tools, the guidance of their hands, and the momentum of the wheel. With an eye toward the practical, Richard Phethean describes essential techniques for working on the wheel and covers a range of forms from simple domestic pots to more complex vessels. The book features clear instructions with step-by-step how-to images which describe the technqiues demonstrated.

PB2139 • $30.00 Qty:

 

Throwing Large

The occasional large pot is awesome! When used as a decorating item or a serving piece for large gatherings, a big pot is certainly a show stopper. Throwing large pots is not about how big your muscles are, but understanding just a few basic techniques. English potter Nic Collins provides tips and techniques that give you a place to start making your own large pieces.

PB2126 • $26.95 Qty:

 

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