Making Marks

Making Marks

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Professional studio potter Robin Hopper, drawing from nearly 50 years of experience, offers a wealth of ceramic surface decoration possibilities?some rarely ever exposed?in this brand new all-inclusive guide! The expansive range of techniques provided in Making Marks, together with the straightforward tips for successful use, is a formula guaranteeing remarkable results for potters, teachers, students, collectors, or anyone with an interest in ceramics. From the fundamentals (basic approaches to drawing, color theory, glaze development, and spatial development) to the clay processes (decoration with tools, adding and removing marks, and use of liquid and color clays), and from the pigment processes (variables of colorants, brush, stamp, spray, and pencil marks, and resistance techniques) to the glazing and firing processes (glaze application methods, heat and flame, vapor and fume, and multiple fired surfaces), this guide contains everything readers want and need to know?there has never been a more complete guide on decorative techniques for ceramic surfaces!A monochromatic contrast is set up when you use a single color, then increase or decrease its lightness. ... A color scheme that uses analogous colors provides a harmony and blending of the colors similar to what might be found in nature.

Title:Making Marks
Author:Robin Hopper
Publisher:Krause Publications Craft - 2004-10-29


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