Wood Firing: Journeys and Techniques
For many potters, wood is more than just a source of heat for a kiln, it's a process and even a way of life. Wood firing provides a link for ceramic artists to their surroundings and to pottery's beginnings thousands of years ago. Wood Firing: Journeys and Techniques relates the experiences of individual potters who have sought to reconnect with a basic technology in our hi-tech society and who strive to explore and master all the possible variables this technique provides.
In this book, ceramic artists who fire with wood discuss the kilns they've built, the lessons they've learned and reveal some of the ups and downs of the lifestyle. Also included are discussions of studio layouts, various kiln designs and recipes for both clays and glazes. If you're considering wood firing, this book will provide an amazing amount of information and inspiration not available anywhere else.