The Language of Art

Normally you can expect me to review one book per episode, but I’m presenting these three together because I had a hunch they might be useful and they were the best that was available to me at the time. My litmus test for a good book is that I learn something that increases my understanding of art, craft, design or creativity.

The books I review in this show are:

Electric Kilns by Richard Zakin, 1994
Electric Kilns by Richard Zakin, 1994

 

Functional Pottery by Robin Hopper, 1986
Functional Pottery by Robin Hopper, 1986

 

Chinese Ceramics by W.B.R. Neave-Hill 1975
Chinese Ceramics by W.B.R. Neave-Hill 1975

 

Here are links to some of the things I discussed:

Firing Terms
Before and after Kiln Firing
Before and after Kiln Firing

Reduction and Oxidation Firing

Kiln Cone Temperature Chart

Kiln Cone Images

Clay bodies
Ron Nagle
Ron Nagle
Music: