The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

Author(s): Frank Hamer; Janet Hamer


The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques is the indispensable reference book for all craft potters whether professional, amateur, teacher or student.

Now in its 5th edition, it is a comprehensive work which clearly and logically presents the potter with information on the sources and character of materials, the behaviour of clays and glaze minerals during forming and firing processes, forming methods and glaze construction, together with explanations of terminology and historical developments.

This new edition covers recent trends and developments in the field and expands previous coverage on subjects such as auto-reduction, stains, insulation, and specialised forming and firing techniques. There is also a new colour section filled with graphs and diagrams which deal with the nature of raku, maiolica, crystalline glazes, salt and soda, stoneware and porcelain ceramics. Chemical names of pottery materials and compounds have been brought up to date and now accord with international recommendations.


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General Fields

  • : 9780812247923
  • : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • : November 2015
  • : ---length:- '11'width:- '8.5'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frank Hamer; Janet Hamer
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 738.1/03
  • : 496