The Potter's Dictionary - Of Materials and Techniques 6th edition
The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques provides a comprehensive guide to the tools, materials and techniques of ceramic art. Structured in an accessible A-Z format, and packed with full-colour illustrations and sound, practical explanations, this reference work is widely known as 'the potter's bible'. The 6th edition of this classic text has been thoroughly updated, with new entries on topics ranging from aerogel to smoke crackle, and from teabowls to 3D printing, as well as many revised and updated entries. The Dictionary also includes useful technical and resource information. For the first time, the book is presented in full colour, with images showing ceramics material, processes and products. A must-have resource for every potter's studio, workshop or bookshelf, The Potter's Dictionary is the essential companion for anyone working in clay.
Image Credits List Of Colour Plates Preface Acknowledgements Standard Abbreviations A Note On Nomenclature Alphabetical Entries Postscript By David Livingstone Appendix Of Tables 1.Standard Abbreviations 2.Simplified Ultimate Analyses of Vegetable Ashes And Bone Ash 3.Simplified Ultimate Analyses of Some Common Materials 4.Harrison Pyrometric Cones 5.Harrison Minibars 6.Orton Pyrometric Cones, Large and Self-Supporting 7.Orton Pyrometric Cones, Small and Bars 8.Seger Pyrometric Cones 9.Bullers Bars 10-16. Tables Concerning Densities and Contents of Suspensions 17.Elements 18.Capacity Equivalents 19.Slop Weight Equivalents 20.Weight Equivalents 21.Length Equivalents 22.Capacity Factors 23.Density Factors 24.Dry Weight Factors 25.Oxide Effect on Surface Tension 26.Thermal Expansion And Contraction 27.Acceptable Limits for Unity Formulae of Glazes 28.Mohs' Scale of Hardness 29.Effective Ranges of Glaze Oxides 30.Mineral Constants 31.Incandescence 32.Conversion of Temperatures 33.Temperature Equivalents 34.Valency 35.Atomic to Visible Particle Sizes Compared with Wavelengths of Electromagnetic Radiation 36.Periodic Table of Elements 37a. Potter's Periodic Table 37b. Potter's Periodic Table - Alkaline/Acidic Oxides 38.Alternative Oxide Names 39.Analyses of Some Insulating Refractories 40.Energy Equivalents 41.Pressure Equivalents 42.Mesh Sizes 43.Conversion Scales Bibliography Appendix of Suppliers Appendix of Addresses for Standards and Safety Green Addresses Appendix of Internet Resources for Potters Recipe Appendix