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Stained Glass and Ceramics
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Stained Glass and Ceramics

By Yvonne Rees

U. K.: Ward Lock Ltd. Very Good. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 0706374681 . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light scuffing. Colour & b/w illustrations. ; Practical Home Restoration; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages; One in a series dealing with techniques for home restoration, this book provides practical information to improve the home, with step-by-step projects and tips on short-cuts. The book also contains descriptions of unusual techniques and antique styles, with ideas for livening up everyday objects, concentrating on ceramics and stained glass. It shows the correct techniques for restoring and repairing items as varied as stained glass windows, ceramic dishes and antique china dolls. (295osl, 0811) .

$6.00

The Encyclopedia of Sculpting Techniques -  A Comprehensive Visual Guide  to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
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The Encyclopedia of Sculpting Techniques - A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques

By Plowman, John

Sterling. Good. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1402703945 . Ex-library book, but still in good condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover is scuffed with light wear to edges/corners. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 176 pages; Cast and carve, weld and mold, model and rivet: whichever method you choose, sculpting is intense and rewarding. From assemblage to brazing, more than 30 techniques unfold in these beautifully illustrated pages. The pleasure begins with a chart of possible materials: the large menu of imaginative options includes clay, plaster, wood, stone, and papier mâché, as well as more unusual suggestions like aerated concrete block, rubber, and found objects. Create an armature for producing a life figure. Form a bird from such surprising items as plastic coat hangers, felt-tip pen caps, and a threaded steel rod. Form a steel fish by melting metal with an acetylene torch and welding pieces together. Finish off by coloring, make repairs when something goes wrong as you work, and find inspiration in photos of magnificent pieces, all arranged by theme. You'll build a solid foundation for your sculpture-making skills. (610) .

$8.95

Warman's American Pottery & Porcelain 2nd Edition
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Warman's American Pottery & Porcelain 2nd Edition

By Bagdade, Susan & Al Bagdade

Krause Publications. Very Good. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 0873418220 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, a little edgewear/scuffing to laminate on cover. Illustrated in colour & b/w. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 304 pages; The only book of its kind, Warmans American Pottery and Porcelain profiles nearly 150 potteries and their wares, categorized by art pottery, dinnerware, general, and utilitarian. Potteries are arranged alphabetically and each includes a history, dates of operation, references, museums and up-to-the-minute pricesnearly 12,000 new listings in all. More than 200 black and white photos and 260 manufacturers marks take the guesswork out of identifying pieces from American potteries. From the authors of Warmans English Continental Pottery and Porcelain, this new edition features new categories including, advertising and souvenir pieces, American Bisque Co. , Autumn Leaf, Sascha Brastoff, Camark, Kay Finch and Morton Pottery. Featured art potteries include Arequipa, Roseville, Van Briggle; dinnerware manufacturers such as Knowles, Laughlin and Metlox; and general manufacturers such as Abingdon, Frankoma, and Vernon Kilns. Nearly 12,000 price listings. [775] .

$11.95

THE COMPLETE POTTER'S COMPANION
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THE COMPLETE POTTER'S COMPANION

By Birks, Tony

Little, Brown & Company. Good. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 0821220144 . Ex-library book, but still in good, readable condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Interior is clean other than light soiling inside covers, all pages intact. Cover has some wear to laminate edges and spine tears to spine ends, moderate soiling/staining to outer edge of pages. Profusely illustrated in colour. "Revised and updated, this classic potter's volume explains everything from preparation through firing, with stops along the way for detailed coverage of working on the wheel; coiled, slab, and pinch pots; mold making; slip casting; and glazing and decorating...." (840) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.50