Learn the art of pottery making, this CD contains a collection of 11 (eleven) vintage How To Books on one Gift Quality CD.
Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. Major types of pottery include earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The places where such wares are made are called potteries. Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art-forms, and remains a major industry today.
Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln to induce reactions that lead to permanent changes, including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape. There are wide regional variations in the properties of clays used by potters and this often helps to produce wares that are unique in character to a locality. It is common for clays and other minerals to be mixed to produce clay bodies suited to specific purposes.
CD contains the following 11 (eleven) titles.
1895 The Chemistry of Pottery
~ I. Analysis of Pottery Materials and Products
~ II. Physical and Empirical Tests
~ III. Pyrometry
~ IV. Classification of Ceramics
~ V. Pottery Glazes
~ VI. Red Ware
~ VII. Rockingham and Yellow Ware
~ VIII. Stoneware
~ IX. Raw Materials of White-Ware Bodies
~ X. White Granite and Cream-Colored Ware
~ XI. Majolica and Enameled Tile
~ XII. White Enameled Brick
~ XIII. Floor-Tile and Terra-Cotta
~ XIV. Refractory Materials
~ XV. Burning the Ware
~ 224 pages.
:: 1906 Tin Enameled Pottery
~ Tin Enameled Pottery, known also as Stanniferous Faience (from stannumthe Latin word for tin), is a coarse, more or less porous, ware covered with a heavy, opaque, putty-like white enamel, resembling in appearance thick white lead paint, which, as a rule, shows on the under sides of pieces, or the backs of plates, in ridges or drops where its flow has ceased. The word enamel, as here used, signifies an opaque coating on the ware, as distinguished from glaze, which is transparent or translucent.
~ 83 pages.
:: 1907 Lead Glazed Pottery
~ Art Primers of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art are designed to furnish, in a compact form, for the use of collectors, students, and artisans, the most reliable information,
based on the latest discoveries, relating to the various industrial arts. Each monograph, complete in itself, contains a historical sketch, a review of processes, descriptions of characteristic examples of the best productions, and all available data that will serve to facilitate the identification of specimens.
~ 92 pages.
:: 1910 Concrete Pottery
~ Much interest has been manifested of late in ornamental concrete, and so little seems to be known about the unlimited possibilities of the artistic treatment of this material, that the author has endeavored in the following chapters to explain in detail how concrete can be made into objects of art. Numerous inquiries have come to me from craftsmen who are anxious to work in this material but none of whom understand the nature of the material or the method in which it is to be handled.
~ 224 pages.
:: 1910 Pottery Handbook
~ The illustrations show examples of good work in the different methods described, and among them are included photographs of a few decorators at work, to show convenient arrangements of fittings, etc. This book is primarily intended for beginners and students, and so may be found, in places, very
elementary by those who know more about practical potting. It is mainly based upon teaching given by the author to practical Pottery Classes at the Royal College of Art, and other Schools of Arts and Crafts.
~ 98 pages.
:: 1911 A Treatise on Ceramic Industries
~ The lack of technical treatises devoted to Ceramics in the English language has long been a serious drawback to the progress alike of the student and the manufacturer, and in view of this fact, and also that during the last few years an increasing interest has been manifested in systematic ceramics, it has been felt that the reissue of such a work as this might prove opportune.
~ 518 pages.
:: 1914 Pottery for Artists, Craftsmen & Teachers
~ In such a spacious craft as Pottery it is difficult to steer a fair course between the empirical and the scientific. With that in mind this book sets out to tell in simple terms some of the processes of Potting, practicable to the student and to the more finished craftsman. It is an intricate task to combine successfully the view-points of the artist and the scientist; but it seems that, without neglecting the many benefits bestowed by the advance of science, the Potter should stand with the former. The best in his craft has been produced by men that were artists rather than chemists. And what has been accomplished by loving, patient craftsmanship may surely be done again only in such ways.
~ 224 pages.
:: 1915 Catalogue of English Porcelain, Earthenware, Enamels, Etc
~ Collected by Charles Schreiber and the Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber and presented to the Museum in 1884
~ 404 pages.
:: 1918 Early American Folk Pottery
~ History of the Bennington pottery, including the Catalogue of Bennington pottery and its Marks.
~ 218 pages.
:: 1921 Ceramics Manual
~ Ceramics includes all industries manufacturing silicate ware, and all kinds of clay products, glasses,
enamels, cements, mortars, etc. The ceramic industry is one of the oldest in the world, its beginning might almost be said to have been coincident with the birth of humanity, since it was the first industry in which our early ancestors engaged.
~ 296 pages.
:: 1914 Pottery
~ A teaching manual for Artists, Craftsmen & Teachers
~ 218 pages.