Stoneware & Porcelain: The Art of High-Fired Pottery

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Contents
With Portfolio of Illustrations, pages 87-142
Prefacevii
Chapter 1. Stoneware and Porcelain, a Great Tradition3
1. The Beginnings of High-Fired Pottery in Ancient China. 2. The Early High Temperature Kilns of China. 3. Early Vitrified Pottery in China. 4. The Stoneware of the Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-A.D. 220. 5. The T'ang Stonewares and Porcelains. 6. The Sung Dynasty Stonewares and Porcelain. 7. Later Stonewares and Porcelains of the Ming and the Ching Dynasties. 8. Korean and Japanese Stonewares and Porcelain. 9. European Stonewares. 10. Porcelain in Europe. 11. The Country Stoneware Potters of the 18th and the 19th Centuries.
Chapter 2. Stoneware and Porcelain Today35
1. Contemporary Interest in High-Fired Pottery. 2. Japanese Stoneware Potters. 3. Some Pioneers in Contemporary High-Fired Pottery. 4. Pottery Today.
Chapter 3. Stoneware Clays and Clay Bodies43
1. Natural Stoneware Clays. 2. Blending Stoneware Bodies. 3. Materials for Stoneware. 4. Plasticity and Shrinkage of Stoneware Bodies. 5. Color and Texture in Stoneware Clay. 6. Stoneware Casting Bodies. 7. Temperature Range and Thermal Reactions of Stoneware Bodies. 8. Basic Stoneware Body Compositions.
Chapter 4. Porcelain Clay Bodies62
1. Clays for Porcelain. 2. Flint and Feldspar for Porcelain. 3. Proportioning of Ingredients for Porcelain Bodies. 4. Plastic Porcelain Bodies. 5. Porcelain Casting Slips. 6. Firing Porcelain.
Chapter 5. Porcelain and Stoneware Glazes73
1. The Theory of High-Fired Glazes. 2. Feldspar as the Basis for High-Fired Glazes. 3. Other Materials for High-Fired Glazes. 4. Proportioning Materials in High-Fired Glazes, and the Formulation of New Glazes. 5. Transparency and Texture. 6. Engobes for Porcelain and Stoneware.

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