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Additions to Clay Bodies


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Clays 2 Hard materials 3 Combustible materials 4 Impressions, imprints and dipping 5 Fibres 6 Metal 7 Colour Glossary Suppliers Bibliography Index

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This book is an introduction to the use of additions in clay bodies, from hard materials like stones and glass to combustible matter, fibre, metals and colour. It looks at the work of a range of contemporary international makers who are using additions.

About the Author

Kathleen Standen studied ceramics at the London Metropolitan University. She was joint winner of the 2010 Contemporary Ceramics Award by Millcove Gallery and in 2011 her work was selected to represent Ireland in the FuLe Museum in Fuping, China. She has exhibited in the UK, Ireland and China and is a member of the Craft Council of Ireland.


Standen was a science teacher in her earlier career. This gives her the perfect background to pen a book of this nature. Her experience is evident in the text which has a clear and comprehensive voice in the step-by-step instructions on how to implement the techniques... Standen uses a warm narrative that softens the technical writing of the book. -- Tina Darb O'Sullivan * Irish Examiner *
A very practical book for ideas with which to spend many hours in the workshop. -- Wladimir Vivas * InfoCeramica *
The clay used at Aylesford Pottery comes prepared for use. But that can be just the starting point. Too often students are concentrating on how to make shapes and decorate them. This book takes you to a new experimental level by encouraging you to think about the actual texture of the clay itself. And what a revelation that can be. This book will take your creativity to a whole new level. -- Billy Byles, Aylesford Pottery * Aylesford School of Ceramics Newsletter *

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