Kiln Building - Second Edition
Alternative Kilns - First Edition
Sculptural Ceramics - 3rd Edition
Ian Gregory not only discusses the clays, glazes and
equipment available to sculptural ceramicists, but also manipulation
methods and techniques as well as kilns and firing methods. The
work of international artist is also looked at in great detail.
Illustrated with beautiful colour photographs. This book is designed
as an introduction and practical handbook to the subject. Man has
been creating images in clay from almost the beginning of his existence.
Sometimes the pieces were used for votive purposes, other times,
just as a means for expressing his own inner artistic drive. Either
way, it was the tactile quality of the clay that allowed the artist
to combine form and texture with his own aesthetic feelings to produce
works that can be appreciated whether they were made 10,000 years
ago or last week. In his book, Ian Gregory first sketches the history
of man's clay figure work. He then provides technical information
for the would-be sculptural ceramacist. He starts with the basics
of clay - which to use for different purposes, how to modify the
clay for strenght and colour, and which textural techniques to use
for decorating the surface. He then goes on to discuss methods of
forming the clay - coiling, casting, modelling and decorating methods.
Finally he looks at kilns - which to use and how to build them -
as well as which fuels to use. The book is rounded off with a survey
of work that is being done in the field. The author uses examples
of work from all over the world to show just what an exciting and
creative area of ceramics this is. Published by A&C
Black. ISBN: 0-7136-3580-0
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Building your own kiln need not be a daunting task.
Indeed, it can be the best way to get a simple and cheap kiln that
fits your personal requirements. In this book, Ian Gregory discusses
the different types of kilns, fuels, the materials to use, and the
principles to be kept in mind for successful firing. Working drawings
of many types of kilns are included and new, experimental kilns
such as paper kilns and the fire tree kiln are illustrated. This
book is a must for anyone wanting to have a go and build their own
kiln, whether they are ambitious amateurs or experienced potters.
This book is a completely updated, full colour version of his previous
two Kiln Building books. Published by A&C
Black. ISBN: 0-7136-3858-3
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Ian's second volume on experimental kilns to accompany
the series. Offering radical new ideas and different approaches
to the age old skill of building kilns. The book is not designed
as a how-to-do-it book per se although it does provide basic guidlines
for the beginner. Instead, it takes a fresh look at the process
of kiln building, suggesting materials and new styles of kilns,
many of which are art forms in their own right. The result is an
intructional as well as inspirational book which should appeal to
old-hand builders as well as those just starting out in kiln building.
Published by A&C
Black. ISBN: 0-7136-6164-X
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Arts References Books
The Art of Pottery Decoration. Large-Scale
Ceramics. J. Robinson - A&C Blacks.
Slab Building. West Marshall - A&C Black. ISBN: 0-7136-2208-3
The Creative Ceramic Book of Clay Bodies and Glaze Recipes. Edited by Emmanuel Cooper. 1997. ISBN: 0-950476722
Ceramics for Garden and Landscape. Kevin Hessewburgh - A&C Black.
Salt Glaze Ceramics. Jack Troy - Pitmans Publishers. ISBN: 0-273-01053-0
Salt Glaze. Peter Starky - Pitmans Publishers 1977. ISBN: 0-273-009982
Clay and Glazes. The CPA.
A Concise History of English Pottery. Lewis.
Dictionary of Modern British Potters. P. Canter - Scollar Press. ISBN: 0-85967-800-8
Potters. The CPA Publishers - Ceramic Review.
British Studio Pottery - The V&A Collection. Oliver Watson.
Raku. T. Andrews - A&C Black. ISBN: 0-7136-3836-2
The Complete Potters Companion. T. Birks - Conran Octopus Ltd. ISBN: 1-85029-431-3
Working with Paper-Clay. Ann Lightwood.
Raku. David Jones - Crowood Press. ISBN: 1-86126-139-x
Sculptural Ceramics. Ian Gregory - A&C Black 1999.
Salt Glazing. Crow Wood Press 2002.
Salt Glaze. Phil Rogers - A&C Black 2002.
Alternative Kilns. Ian Gregory - A&C Black 2002.
Kiln Building. Ian Gregory - A&C Black Third edition 2002.
Ceramic Animals. M. Flynn - A&C Black 2003.
Animal Ceramics. Ian Gregory - A&C Black 2003.
Magazines and News Papers
Art and Arts.
The New York Post.
House and Gardens.
Clay Art (USA).
Art and Perception (AUS).
Ceramics Technical (AUS).
In addition to these references Ian has written several books for Pitmans and A&C Black Publishers.