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The Magic Of Ceramics

Author : David W. Richerson
ISBN : 9781118392300
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Most people would be surprised at how ceramics are used, from creating cellular phones, radio, television, and lasers to its role in medicine for cancer treatments and restoring hearing. The Magic of Ceramics introduces the nontechnical reader to the many exciting applications of ceramics, describing how ceramic material functions, while teaching key scientific concepts like atomic structure, color, and the electromagnetic spectrum. With many illustrations from corporations on the ways in which ceramics make advanced products possible, the Second Edition also addresses the newest areas in ceramics, such as nanotechnology.

Fired Magic

Author : Marcy Heller Fisher
ISBN : 0814331432
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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An energetic young girl leads you on an engaging tour of public Pewabic Pottery installations throughout metropolitan Detroit in this lushly illustrated tale that celebrates one of the nation's few still-functioning Arts-and-Crafts era art potteries. Mary Chase Perry Stratton and Horace J. Caulkins founded Detroit's Pewabic Pottery in 1903 during the height of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Now celebrating its centennial, Pewabic is one of the few historic art potteries still operating in the United States. The pottery remains an integral part of artistic life in the Detroit area; its presence in the city is underscored by such installations as the modern tile murals in Detroit's People Mover Stations, the fairy tale friezes around fireplaces in area schools, and mosaic-tiled ceilings in museums and churches. Fired Magic is the story of a child discovering the beauty of Pewabic tile installations in the metropolitan Detroit area. Readers accompany the main character Angie on a tour of architecturally significant historic and contemporary tiled floors, ceilings, fountains, fireplaces, and other tile installations that grace the city and its environs--such as Belle Isle Park, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Educational Community, Comerica Park, and the Detroit Zoo. Readers also join Angie in taking a class at Pewabic Pottery, where she learns to make tiles and other clay objects. The book provides a glossary of ceramic terms and a comprehensive list of Pewabic installations around the United States so that readers may discover the beauty of Pewabic tile for themselves. This is the second in a series of children's books celebrating the cultural heritage of Detroit and the GreatLakes. Like the first in the series, The Outdoor Museum: The Magic of Michigan's Marshall M. Fredericks (Wayne State University Press, 2001), this book is written for students age 8 and above; however, it is enjoyable for art lovers of all ages. Through its inviting tale and rich illustrations, Fired Magic relates the history of Pewabic Pottery from its beginnings in the Arts and Crafts Movement and furthers the pottery's present-day mission to support, educate, and foster appreciation for ceramic art.

Modern Ceramic Engineering

Author : David Richerson
ISBN : 1574446932
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Ceramic materials have proven increasingly important in industry and in the fields of electronics, communications, optics, transportation, medicine, energy conversion and pollution control, aerospace, construction, and recreation. Professionals in these fields often require an improved understanding of the specific ceramics materials they are using. Modern Ceramic Engineering, Third Edition helps provide this by introducing the interrelationships between the structure, properties, processing, design concepts, and applications of advanced ceramics. This student-friendly textbook effectively links fundamentals and fabrication requirements to a wide range of interesting engineering application examples. A follow-up to our best-selling second edition, the new edition now includes the latest and most important technological advances in the field. The author emphasizes how ceramics differ from metals and organics and encourages the application of this knowledge for optimal materials selection and design. New topics discuss the definition of ceramics, the combinations of properties fulfilled by ceramics, the evolution of ceramics applications, and their importance in modern civilization. A new chapter provides a well-illustrated review of the latest applications using ceramics and discusses the design requirements that the ceramics must satisfy for each application. The book also updates its chapter on ceramic matrix composites and adds a new section on statistical process control to the chapter on quality assurance. Modern Ceramic Engineering, Third Edition offers a complete and authoritative introduction and reference to the definition, history, structure, processing, and design of ceramics for students and engineers using ceramics in a wide array of industries.


Author : Brian Taylor
ISBN : 0764166425
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 46. 98 MB
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Potters of all levels will find a wealth of guidance on the glazing process as several of today's leading ceramicists share the recipes behind their most stunning works of art. Includes more than 450 beautiful illustrations, technical how-to section, and detailed glossary.

Tile Makes The Room

Author : Robin Petravic
ISBN : 1607747413
File Size : 68. 9 MB
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A beautiful, richly photographic lifestyle book on interior design using tile from Heath Ceramics, one of the most recognizable and respected housewares brands in the country. Heath Ceramics is an incredibly well-regarded, iconic housewares brand beloved in design circles for its gorgeous ceramic tiles and tableware, the latter of which is used at respected restaurants around the world, including RN74 and The Slanted Door in San Francisco, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Gjelina in Los Angeles, The Girl and Goat in Chicago, and The Standard Hotel in New York City. Tile Makes the Room, an elevated lifestyle book on tile and interior design, features tile projects from tile accents (such as kitchen backsplashes) to tile masterpieces (like entire outdoor patios); inspirational photography of the well-appointed, design forward homes of notable designers and artists; and a curated how-to section, enabling design lovers to bring the Heath aesthetic into their homes with grace and ease.

Stuff Matters

Author : Mark Miodownik
ISBN : 9780544236042
Genre : History
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A world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and history of materials, from the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, revealing the miracles of engineering that seep into our everyday lives. 25,000 first printing.


Author : Greg Daly
ISBN : 1408103761
Genre : Luster-ware
File Size : 89. 92 MB
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A lustre is a thin layer of metal which is deposited onto the surface of the pot during firing producing a lustrous surface. Lustres are very sought after, fabulous surfaces which can lure you in and keep you spellbound. Lustres can be coloured as golds, coppers, reds and blues, or have a colourless sheen like mother of pearl. Lustre is a very tricky technique offering spectacular results, but it can be quite difficult to achieve successfully, and this handbook aims to explain and simplify the process, with thorough coverage of all the options. The book covers recipes for making your own lustres and techniques for applying and firing (all critical factors), as well as showing you the results of the author's extensive testing to help point you in the right direction. Today one of the most commonly used lustres is a resin lustre (known as the 'commercial' lustre) which also contains some appalling thinners which are known carcinogens. There is therefore an advantage to making your own using more natural materials. This handbook covers every lustre that can be made, with recipes and kiln instructions.

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