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Book 76: Ceramics: Mastering the Craft

Ceramics: Mastering the Craft
by Richard Zakin


Yep, another Ceramics 'how to' book... but this one was a pretty good read, actually. In fact, I would classify this one as good enough to add to my own very small selection of books on making Ceramics, and I'm going to be picky about the size of the library for my own Studio!

It covers a lot of ground, and while it does include a lot of eye-candy pictures, it doesn't do so without reason. It shows different techniques and styles which can be taken to new formats, or to wider extremes.

There's a lot of good basic info there too, like some clay recipes that are really quite well done. Some scientific data that some folks use and some won't, isn't a bad inclusion- some of us like to tinker, and having this information at hand is a good thing!

There is even some information and examples of very non-traditional firing kilns, built by hand, by the artists who use them.

Overall, this is a pretty good book to have around!
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