Surface Decoration (Kevin Millward) ISBN 9781408173787 1st Ed 2017
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Series: New Ceramics
Illustrations: 120 colour illus
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
This step-by-step guide will encourage the reader to explore the full range of surface treatment techniques and help them to give a professional finish to their work by guiding them to an appropriate finish choice.
Surface Decoration looks at all manner of surface decoration techniques, at every stage of the ceramic process and from a practical perspective explains how to achieve these effects. The book explores a variety of innovative and contemporary approaches to surface finish, including sgrafitto, resist methods, sprigging, trailing, glaze layering, lustre, transfer, impressing, incising and textural methods amongst others.
This is the perfect guide for any ceramic artist interested in exploring new surface decoration techniques.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Raw Techniques
4. Resist and Masking
5. Slip Decorating
8. Glaze Effects
9. Glaze Application
10. On-glaze Techniques
Glossary of Terms
“Kevin Millward shares his vast experience as a ceramicist, designer and educator in this rich overview of surface decoration in ceramics. He outlines each process clearly and concisely, and importantly, highlights the special qualities and unique effects of each. This is a valuable book for the studio.” – Charlotte Hodes, Artist and Professor of Fine Art at London College of Fashion, UK
“Millward has created a reference for contemporary potters that mines and updates a vocabulary steeped industry and the ancients. Thorough and comprehensible, this book is a must have for any studio library.” – Brian Gillis, Associate Professor of Art and Ceramics Coordinator at the University of Oregon, USA
“Kevin Millward's Surface Decoration is an exciting and thorough compilation of ceramics surface techniques. From green ware to sgraffito, glazes to lustres- this book explores it all. A clearly organized compressive and easy to follow book that could be a perfect companion to the student, artist, teacher and craftsmen. ” – Io Palmer, Associate Professor of Ceramics and 3D Foundations Coordinator at Washington State University, USA
“This comprehensive guide represents the consolidation of Millward's extensive knowledge of the subject. As a highly experienced studio potter who has served also as a technical consultant to the ceramic industry, a plethora of tried and tested practical advice is made accessible to serve a range of ceramicists at any level in their career.” – Neil Brownsword, Artist and Professor of Ceramics at Buckinghamshire New University, UK