Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface

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Krause Publications Craft, Oct 29, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 304 pages
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Professional studio potter Robin Hopper, drawing from nearly 50 years of experience, offers a wealth of ceramic surface decoration possibilities?some rarely ever exposed?in this brand new all-inclusive guide! The expansive range of techniques provided in Making Marks, together with the straightforward tips for successful use, is a formula guaranteeing remarkable results for potters, teachers, students, collectors, or anyone with an interest in ceramics. From the fundamentals (basic approaches to drawing, color theory, glaze development, and spatial development) to the clay processes (decoration with tools, adding and removing marks, and use of liquid and color clays), and from the pigment processes (variables of colorants, brush, stamp, spray, and pencil marks, and resistance techniques) to the glazing and firing processes (glaze application methods, heat and flame, vapor and fume, and multiple fired surfaces), this guide contains everything readers want and need to know?there has never been a more complete guide on decorative techniques for ceramic surfaces!
 

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Robin Hopper is an internationally recognized ceramic artist, author, educator, consultant, and garden designer. Born in London and trained there at Croydon College of Art, he has been working as an artist since 1955. Primarily a studio potter, Hopper has developed studios in both England and Canada, and has working experience on four continents. He now makes his home in Victoria, British Columbia. Hopper is the author of The Ceramic Spectrum and Functional Pottery, and the recently updated and expanded the third edition of Clay and Glazes for the Potter, by the late Daniel Rhodes.

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