RAKU - INVESTIGATIONS INTO FIRE.

By: Jones, David.

Price: $40.00 USD

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Book Condition: Very Good


159 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "(A) comprehensive consideration of this most popular ceramic process. A line is traced from its earliest beginnings in ritual in Japan to current preoccupations dealing with the relationship between clay, the artist and fire. A concise history of Raku provides a framework for understanding the most recent developments in materials technology, while an analysis of design illuminates the ways in which new ideas are developed. This is the ideal book for both the beginner and the experienced practitioner. There is an extensive examination of the ways of generating rich and seductive surfaces, yet it also deals with the most recent innovations in technology and process - all lavishly illustrated with high-quality colour photographs. The critical perspective brought to the analyses of the concepts underpinning traditional and contemporary Raku reflects the author' s training as a philosopher and his subsequent experience as a ceramics glaze lecturer. This book is essential, not only for any potter interested in Raku, but also for collectors and those concerned with the development of ideas and traditions in ceramics." Minor edgewear, slight bump to top corner of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - tiny tear at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surface - no colour loss.

Title: RAKU - INVESTIGATIONS INTO FIRE.

Author Name: Jones, David.

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles, Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking),

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Ramsbury, Marlborough, Crowood: 2003

ISBN Number: 186126139X

ISBN Number 13: 9781861261397

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 22538

Keywords: Raku, Ceramics, Japanese, Firing, Pottery, Glaze, Glazes, Stephen Charnock, Copper, Ros Ingram, Zen Buddhism, Saggar, Tea ceremony, China, Fuming, Kilns, Bernard Leach, Sawdust, Piepenburg, Odundo, Nina Hole, Kemenyffy, Rick Floris, Sebastian Blacki,