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The Ceramic Process


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Foreword by Joel Fisher Introduction by Dr Koos de Jong, Director of the EKWC Author's Note and Acknowledgements 1. Material, Method and Process 2. Clay Body and Casting Slip 3. Preparations Prior to Making 4. Handbuilding 5. Using Moulds 6. Drying 7. Firing Biscuit 8. Glazes and (Sinter) Engobes 9. Painting and Decoration 10. Terra Sigillata 11. Firing Glazes 12. Non-Ceramic Treatment 13. Advanced Section: Clay 14. Advanced Section: Glaze 15. Advanced Section: Terra Sigillata Appendix 1: Unity Formulas and Percentage Analyses Appendix 2: Further Reading Appendix 3: Glaze Calculation Software Appendix 4: Suppliers List Appendix 5: Names of Participants 1991-2003 Index

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A comprehensive textbook on ceramic technology and a chronicle of the developments made by the European Ceramic Work Centre.

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The European Ceramic Work Centre, based in the Netherlands, is an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities of ceramics. The EKWC operates as an artist-in-residence centre and as a centre of excellence. Its aim is to promote the development of ceramic art, design and architecture. Anton Reijnders graduated from the Fine art Academy in 's-Hertogenbosh in 1981. Since then, he has taken part in exhibitions throughout the world, contributed to conferences and symposia and given lectures in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. He has contributed to the creation of the European Ceramic Work Center 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands where, as head of studios and workshops, he has worked with international artists. He has been visiting professor at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and currently teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (BFA) in Amsterdam.


Combines expert advice and information from many of the EKWC's tutors and may well be the new 'bible' for ceramic artists, amateurs and students. * Craftsman Magazine (Feb 2006) *
It is essential reading for everyone from beginners to experts. * Craftsman Magazine (Feb 2006) *
an impressive overview of techniques, recipes, and working processes used at the European Ceramic Workcentre in the Netherlands [...] The best part of this book is the color photographs throughout [...] There is probably no better guide to this period of large-scale ceramic sculpture in Europe, and for that alone, the book is worth it. There is also information on paper clay, large-scale plaster sculptures, and other adventurous approaches to clay, making this a useful resource for ceramic sculptors and designers [...] it is a unique book that does cover every part of working with clay. * The Studio Manager *
the tables and process illustrations are highly useful * Art Journal Open *

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