http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20140924/f6/f4/1d/39/b8eb37b8005e3d8c53bcc14d_350x496.jpg Learn about pottery for cooking - how to make pots for cooking, and how to cook in them!

Published in September 2014 by the American Ceramics Society

Chapters include:

  • Types of clay
  • Advice for the Potter
  • Advice for the Cook
  • Oven Ware
  • Stovetop Ware
  • Ware for the Microwave
  • Serving Ware
  • Preparation Ware
  • Storage Ware

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LLow-Firing and Burnishing book

Learn about burnishing and a variety of low-temperature firing methods.

Published in October 2009 by A&C Black and the American Ceramics Society

Chapters include:
  • Burnished pottery in history
  • About burnishing
  • Burnishing with terra sigillata
  • Smoke-firing and black-firing
  • Pit-firing
  • Saggar firing
  • Raku firing techniques: horsehair and naked raku
  • Finishing touches
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Pit Firing
                and Burnishing, a new DVD from Sumi

Learn the secrets of successful pit-firing!

In this 60-minute DVD I share with you everything I have learned over many years of trial and error with this exciting but often frustrating firing method. I'll show you how to shortcut the "trial and error" process.
  • How to make and use terra sigillata
  • How to burnish with a stone
  • How to prepare your pots for firing
  • What to use for fuel
  • What chemicals will create color in pit firing
  • Watch the process of loading and firing
  • Find out what effect the different chemicals and materials had on the finished work.

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