Natural Glazes

Collecting and Making

Author: Miranda Forrest

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217526

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Page: 112

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Making your own glazes is a fascinating and rewarding process, even more so when making them from collected ingredients. With little equipment and following a few basic principles, it is possible to harvest glaze ingredients from your local environment, such as clay, subsoil, plants and seashells, to achieve beautiful results in the kiln. Whether you wish to make an entire glaze using collected materials, or just want to use them as additions to existing base recipes, Miranda Forrest explains how to source and prepare natural ingredients, from degraded rocks to seaweed, as well as giving step-by-step instructions for mixing a glaze, testing samples, and finally applying glazes and firing your work. Contributions from contemporary ceramicists who use natural glaze ingredients give a detailed insight into their working methods and intriguing results.Encouraging experimentation and a creative approach, Natural Glazes is a vital resource for anyone wishing to work in a more natural, sustainable way to develop their unique glaze effects.
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

Author: Gerald W. R. Ward

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195313917

Category: Art

Page: 828

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Provides over 1400 articles that deal with materials and techniques in art from ancient times to the present, including such media as ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, and computer art.
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Heaven and Earth Seen Within

Song Ceramics from the Robert Barron Collection

Author: Lisa E. Rotondo-McCord,Robert D. Mowry,New Orleans Museum of Art

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780894940774

Category: Art

Page: 160

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The Song Dynasty (960--1279) produced some of the most exquisite ceramics of the Chinese potter's art. The examples included in this catalog of an exhibition arranged by the New Orleans Museum of Art are from the collection of Robert Barron, a New Orleans physician who devoted more than forty years to acquiring these stunning works. The objets d'art represented here reflect the entire tradition of Song ceramics with cup stands, bowls, bottles, a pillow, boxes, pots, jars, dishes, water pots, saucers, and vases. The sixty-five elegant pieces include both stoneware and porcelains. The stone-ware glazes range from ivory to pale blue-green to robin's-egg blue, the porcelains from white to bluish-green to dark. The introductory essay discusses shapes and designs and delineates differences in Yue Ware, Ding Ware, Yaozhon Ware, Jun Ware, Cizhon Ware, Qingbai Ware, and Lonquon Ware. It locates the kilns where Song ceramics were made and provides a clear overview of the history and heritage of each type. Connoisseurs and collectors long have considered works of the Song Dynasty to be the sublime expression of Chinese ceramics. As this beautiful book reveals, these works provide the opportunity to see, as did a ninth-century Chinese poet, "heaven and earth" within a pot. In the year 2000 and through the spring of 2001 this exhibition traveled from New Orleans to Lexington, Kentucky (Headley-Whitney Museum), Cincinnati, Ohio (The Taft Museum), and Madison, Wisconsin (Elvehjem Museum, University of Wisconsin). Lisa Rotondo-McCord is curator of Asian art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Dr. Robert Mowry, a noted expert in Song ceramics, is the curator of Chinese art for the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University.
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Identification and Authentication of Chinese Antiques

中国古玩鉴定

Author: China Antiques

Publisher: DeepLogic

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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This book collects detailed knowledge and techniques on the identification and authentication of various Chinese antiques, including ancient coins, porcelain, bronzes, gems, calligraphy, ancient paintings, etc. The book is very detailed and authentic, providing readers with in-depth analysis of Chinese antiques, so that readers from scratch become proficient experts in the field.
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The Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Alexandre Brongniart and the Triumph of Art and Industry, 1800-1847

Author: Tamara Préaud,Derek E. Ostergard,Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300073380

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 416

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The tumultuous years of the French Revolution left France’s prestigious decorative arts industries poised on the brink of ruin. It was not until after the fall of the monarchy and the ascendancy of the Consulat and Empire under Napoleon that they began to recover so that by the middle of the nineteenth century they stood at the pinnacle of their achievement. This book is the first in depth study of the renowned porcelain works at Sèvres during its virtual rebirth under the 47 year direction of the scientist, teacher, and administrator Alexandre Brongniart. Some 110 working drawings from the Sèvres Archive are reproduced here for the first time in color. They celebrate the high skill of the artists whose work often documented contemporary events in France. There are table services in the 'Egyptian' and 'Etruscan' taste as well as individual pieces that recall Napoleonic military campaigns. There are also exquisite Neoclassical decorations using motifs such as birds, butterflies, and insects that reflect the century’s early fascination with the natural sciences. The repertoire of nineteenth century eclecticism is evident in the output of Sèvres from the revival of Gothic and renaissance motifs to the outburst of naturalism. Eleven essays by leading authorities assess this dynamic period.
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Contemporary Clay

Japanese Ceramics for the New Century

Author: Joe Earle

Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 101

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An exhibition catalog featuring contemporary Japanese ceramics looks at thirty-five potters and offers fifty examples of their work produced during the last two decades.
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New Ceramic Design

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 124

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"New Ceramic Design presents the best works of 70 exceptional contemporary artists. It is a truly personal collection, characterized by quiet elegance, spare line and unencumbered design. The collection is displayed in 250 full-color photographs, accompanied by a commentary rich in insight and warm with appreciation of these subtle masterpieces."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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