Ceramics And Pottery Making For Everyone

Author: Carol Janeway
Editor: Mottelay Press
ISBN: 1447410912
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Ceramics Of Postclassic Cholula Mexico

Author: Geoffrey G. McCafferty
Editor: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
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As the center for the religious cult of Quetzalcoatl, Cholula played a prominent role in shaping events of central Mexico's Postclassic period. Yet confusion over historical events in Cholula itself have limited its place in recent archaeological considerations of Mesoamerica. Since ceramic sequences are the backbone of archaeological chronologies, this confusion ultimately relates to problems in previous attempts to order archaeological time with ceramics. This book provides an innovative new classification of Cholula ceramics, based on artifact assemblages from primary depositional contexts recovered from the UA-1 excavations. A detailed and well-illustrated description of ceramic types is provided to construct a new classification system. These types are then seriated using collections from house floors and trash middens to suggest a new sequence spanning the Tlachihualtepetl (700-1200 CE) and Cholollan (1200-1550 CE) periods. The polychrome ceramics of Cholula have been described as among the most beautiful of Mesoamerica, employing vibrant colors to represent complex religious iconography of the Mixteca-Puebla stylistic tradition. By defining type and subtype variations in the polychrome ceramics, a foundation is created for a refined chronology as well as for recognizing intra-societal variability.

Southeast Asian Ceramics

Author: John N. Miksic
Editor: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 9814260134
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Southeast Asia is known to many as a region teeming with tourist destinations, economic opportunities and ex-colonies, but a lesser known facet is its colourful and myriad cultures in which ceramics form an integral part of the social fabric. Focusing primarily on the Classical Period (8001500 CE), this book views ancient Southeast Asian culture through the lens of ceramic production and trade, influenced but not completely overshadowed by its powerful neighbour, China. In this landmark publication, which accompanied the exhibition of the same name, noted archaeologist and scholar John N. Miksic constructs a vivid picture of the development of Southeast Asias unique ceramics. Along with three contributing authors Pamela M.Watkins, Dawn F. Rooney and Michael Flecker he summarizes the fruits of their research over the last forty years, beginning in Singapore with the founding of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society (SEACS) in 1969. The result is a comprehensive and insightful overview of the technology, aesthetics and organization, both economic and political, of seemingly diverse territories in pre-colonial Southeast Asia. It is essential reading for all those with an interest in the economic history of the region, and also for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the brilliant but too often underestimated material culture of Southeast Asia.

The Ceramic Monthly

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The Ceramic Art Of Great Britain

Author: Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt
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Ceramics Before Farming

Author: Peter Jordan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315432358
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A long-overdue advancement in ceramic studies, this volume sheds new light on the adoption and dispersal of pottery by non-agricultural societies of prehistoric Eurasia. Major contributions from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia make this a truly international work that brings together different theories and material for the first time. Researchers and scholars studying the origins and dispersal of pottery, the prehistoric peoples or Eurasia, and flow of ancient technologies will all benefit from this book.

Pottery And Ceramics

Author: Liza Gardner
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ISBN: 9781853687655
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This text takes a practical look at pottery and ceramics and shows how to make stylish and useful items, even without access to a potter's wheel or kiln. Using clay which air-dries as well as earthenware and terracotta clay, the amateur potter can create a wide range of attractive, useful and practical pieces. The 12 projects demonstrated include a ceramic mirror, ceramic clock, inlaid tiles and a pedestal bowl. The various methods and techniques are intended to be suitable for all levels of expertise, and the text also demonstrates how to use clays, glazes, moulds and kilns (including simple tabletop models). An inspirational gallery displays the work of some contemporary potters.

Ecology And Ceramic Production In An Andean Community

Author: Dean E. Arnold
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543453
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This ethnoarchaeological study looks at pottery production in a contemporary Peruvian Andean community.

Artistic Ambivalence In Clay

Author: Courtney Lee Weida
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830216
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This book is a collection of glimpses into the lives and works of fifteen prominent women artists in contemporary ceramics. Spanning multiple genres, generations, and geographies, these potters and ceramic sculptors describe nuances, contradictions, and tensions surrounding their artworks, artistic processes, and professional lives. Within this text, artistic ambivalences are questioned and analyzed in terms of myriad gender issues. Featured ceramicists include: Maureen Burns-Bowie, Esta Carnahan, Ellen Day, Cara Gay Driscoll, Dolores Dunning, Heidi Fahrenbacher, DeBorah Goletz, Lynn Goodman, Joan Hardin, Beth Heit, Tsehai Johnson, Kate Malone, Norma Messing, Elspeth Owen, and Mary Trainor. The qualitative research summarized within this book draws influence from feminist methodologies and the visual arts methodology of portraiture. Artists, art historians, and art educators interested in ceramics and gender will find detailed discussion of unexpected persistence of gendered associations within ceramic technology, social binaries of gender identity in symbols and traditions of clay, and subtle sexism surrounding ceramics in education. At the same time, this text celebrates women’s work in ceramics as an often neglected set of perspectives, highlighting the intricate complexities of artistic ambivalences and lived experiences of art within a dynamic dialogue.

Pottery Basics

Author: Jacqui Atkin
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
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A guide to the basic tools, materials, and techniques of ceramics.

Mojave Pottery Mojave People

Author: Jill Leslie McKeever Furst
Editor: School for Advanced Research on the
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Discusses the history of the Mojave people and life within Mojave culture, and presents the ceramics created to enhance and illustrate daily life.

Ceramics

Author: Vincent A. Roy
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Pottery In The Making

Author: British Museum
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Starting with the basic question, What is pottery?, this work investigates why and how ceramics have been made throughout the world ever since humans first began manipulating clay during the Stone Age, over 12,000 years ago. Drawing on the ceramic collections of the British Museum, and the work of its scientific staff, 25 contributors examine the evidence for more than 30 pottery traditions. These range from prehistoric Japan, ancient Egypt, and pre-Hispanic Peru through classical Greece, Ming China and medieval and Renaissance Europe, right up to contemporary Africa and India.

Ceramics And Pottery Project Planner

Author: Aotearoa Press
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781692619633
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Record and Organize all your creative thinking, working and firing processes all in one place Space for 70 project details and sketches as well as pages for Suppliers and additional Notes / Ideas Perfect for Professionals, Students and Hobbyists

Ceramic Technology For Potters And Sculptors

Author: Yvonne Hutchinson Cuff
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812213775
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Demonstrates the technology involved in making and firing ceramics.

Ceramic Theory And Cultural Process

Author: Dean E. Arnold
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521272599
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A theory of ceramics that elucidates the complex relationship between culture, pottery and society.

Ceramic Microstructures

Author: W.E. Lee
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412431401
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This text deals with the effect of processing on the microstructure and properties of advanced structural and electroceramic materials. It fulfils the need for a well illustrated book explaining the relation between microstructure and properties in structural ceramics, featuring high quality micrographs and characterization techniques.

The Pottery And Ceramics Of David And Hermia Boyd

Author: John Vader
Editor: Sydney : Phillip Mathews
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A Sourcebook Of Nasca Ceramic Iconography

Author: Donald A. Proulx
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587297531
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For almost eight hundred years (100 BC–AD 650) Nasca artists modeled and painted the plants, animals, birds, and fish of their homeland on Peru’s south coast as well as numerous abstract anthropomorphic creatures whose form and meaning are sometimes incomprehensible today. In this first book-length treatment of Nasca ceramic iconography to appear in English, drawing upon an archive of more than eight thousand Nasca vessels from over 150 public and private collections, Donald Proulx systematically describes the major artistic motifs of this stunning polychrome pottery, interprets the major themes displayed on this pottery, and then uses these descriptions and his stimulating interpretations to analyze Nasca society. After beginning with an overview of Nasca culture and an explanation of the style and chronology of Nasca pottery, Proulx moves to the heart of his book: a detailed classification and description of the entire range of supernatural and secular themes in Nasca iconography along with a fresh and distinctive interpretation of these themes. Linking the pots and their iconography to the archaeologically known Nasca society, he ends with a thorough and accessible examination of this ancient culture viewed through the lens of ceramic iconography. Although these static images can never be fully understood, by animating their themes and meanings Proulx reconstructs the lifeways of this complex society.