The val cushing clay book

Mar 18, 20 the val cushing clay book bright orange cover is a must. A potters work book clary illian this focuses on form and function, beautifully written with nice explanatory illustrations val cushings handbook val cushing glaze and clay recipes and theory for every temp with instructions on line blends, triaxial blends, firing schedules, troubleshooting, etc. Vc 71 custer spar 40 frit 3124 9 whiting 16 talc 9 epk 10 flint 16. See more ideas about ceramic artists, ceramics and pottery. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. He explains how different raw materials act in glazes. Feb 23, 2018 val cushing retired from alfred university in 1997, taught for 40 years and has a legendary career as an influential and highly regarded ceramic artist and teacher. At the end of this article i will list some formulas for clay bodies, slips and glazes for this range which have proved interesting and may help others get started. Val cushing is known as one of the premier glaze chemists of american ceramics. Which ones deserve a home in our permanent collections. Everything has matter inside it, not just an outer shell. I came across val cushing 71 in a book, but dont remember where i found it. Cushings handbookval cushing glaze books glazy ceramics.

Val cushing reflects on a life of clay in this 2012 interview produced by the national council on education for the ceramic arts. During the nine years since the original book was written, perry a has continued to research, explore and discover more amazing facts, uses and applications of calcium bentonite clays. Ceramic techniques art techniques pottery ideas pottery art simple diy easy diy pottery throwing alfred university finishing school what others are saying. Best polymer clay books since nan roches the new clay hit the market it 1992, there has been a steadilygrowing supply of polymer clay instruction. The following oral history transcript is the result of a taperecorded interview with val cushing on april 16, 2001. A in 1964 from the university of washington, seattle, where she studied with sculptors robert sperry, harold myers, rudy autio, shoji hamada, shinsaku hamada, and ruth penington career. The father of glaze calc and sharing glaze information.

A gallery of contemporary work lark ceramics book di cushing, val m. The most important part of this book concerns glazes. Oral history interview with val cushing, 2001 april 16. Warashinas work is often humorous, and includes clay figures. Do any of you use this and do you have a good satin base that is receptive to oxides, that i might try. The rogue carrot formerly kinfolk a local grocery, will sell and ship. Thank you to alec karros who introduced me to mid range glazing, and many of his glazes i still use today. Calcium bentonite clay natures pathway to healing by perry a. In addition to my hearty recommendation consider that clayarter karen gringhuis was instrumental in producing the handbook. A very special thank you to val cushing, whom for year after year shared his knowledge, glaze recipes and experience without hesitation. Calcium bentonite clay, natures pathway to healing. Val cushings handbook i received my copy of val cushings. This article first appeared in studio potter, volume 5, number 2. The book is a compendium of topics, from technique, to clay and glaze chemistry, as well as containing a collection of formulas.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. All the colors keep this same character, a gorgeous base glaze. Cushings foreword, a very good book has become an even better book. Specializing in rare books, signed books, outofprint books, used books, secondhand books, and other hard to find books about ceramics, ceramic artists, ceramic technique, ceramic technical, ceramic history, and the ceramic world. As a professor at alfred university he has both trained and mentored a large number of artists whose names are wellknown in the field. Working within the confines of these forms, respecting both function and material, cushing created a unique body of work that places itself squarely between functional and sculptural. Few people could do a book like this and even fewer would ever dream of trying. Val cushings handbook i received my copy of val cushings handbook about an hour ago. This new edition of zakins basic pottery book has been completely rewritten, with new color photographs replacing the mostly blackandwhite photos of the first edition. It is a simple volume that is only available from local stores in alfred, new york.

Jan 12, 2015 here are a few black glazes, mostly from john britts book high fire glazes. Val cushing, known for his uniquely thrown ceramic vessels, was born in 1931 in rochester, ny. Clay can be liquid or solid, and it can be deformed and destroyed. Clay club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout western north carolina, usually on the second wednesday of the month. The inforrruton on lids refers to absorpton clay bodies like por. Join facebook to connect with clay cushing and others you may know. It also has some basic recipes for clay bodies and information on how to adapt them to your particular needs. According to whinney from the tech staff of ceramics monthly, the rule of thumb for conversion from c10 to c6 is. Val cushings handbook i received my copy of val cushing.

The interview took place in alfred station, new york, and was conducted by margaret carney for the archives of american art, smithsonian institution. Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact amy. New york state college of ceramics at alfred university. The val cushing clay book bright orange cover is a must. This book is a collection of papers on clays, glazes, and more that he has compiled over his years. Val cushing s handbook i received my copy of val cushing s handbook about an hour ago. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. He obtained his bfa and mfa from the school of art and design, new york state college of ceramics at alfred university, and in 1957 became a professor of ceramics.

This website is designed as a resource for those working within the medium of clay. Ceramic arts library rare, signed, used, hard to find. A potters work book clary illian this focuses on form and function, beautifully written with nice explanatory illustrations val cushings handbook val cushing glaze and clay recipes and theory for every temp with instructions on line blends, triaxial blends, firing schedules, troubleshooting, etc a ton of useful info. A book written by alfred professor val cushing 193120. Sometimes you need to adjust but it works pretty well. Val cushing suggests a substitution of 85% hawthorn bonding clay plus 15% lizella red clay in place of pbx valentine. Marjorie schick august 29, 1941 december 17, 2017 was an innovative american jewelry artist and academic who taught art for 50 years. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. Apr 22, 2012 i am looking for a dependable base glaze, cone 6, that has a satin surface, nice to handle and food safe. Val cushings handbook is a fabulous resource for ceramicists which i highly. All of the following black glaze recipes and more can now be found on my new opensource ceramics recipes website, glazy. Class clays, clays currently used in classes at alfred.

Val cushing spent his long career exploring the possibilities offered by working with pottery forms such as the bowl, pitcher, casserole, and lidded jar. If you have a very low maturing earthenware clay, you may need to use only 25 to 40% earthenware to 75 or 60% stoneware clay. Val cushing s handbook, a special thank you to val cushing for permission to reprint formulas from his seminal handbook. In the game, you step into the shoes of brave kids who bring the claybook to life. Every inch of the environment can be shaped and molded. Val cushings handbook, a special thank you to val cushing for permission to reprint formulas from his seminal handbook. I am looking for a dependable base glaze, cone 6, that has a satin surface, nice to handle and food safe. Mastering the craft 2nd revised edition by zakin, richard, cushing, val isbn. The definitive guide to understanding how clays work. The information provided has been gathered from students, faculty, alumni, and friends of nyscc at alfred.

Calcium bentonite clay natures pathway to healing by. David p george on wed 22 mar 06 this 6 variant attributed to gloria singer appeared in a 2005 issue of clay times sorry cant remember the month. Val cushing 1931 val cushing has played a notable part in the history of contemporary american ceramics. Third edition alfred clay bodies, a collection of recipes used over the past 1015 years at alfred. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. The book is a wonderful gift of some of compiled technical knowledge covering a wide spectrum of clay and glazes, safety advice, as well as many pages filled with vals own beautifully written notes and detailed crosssection sketches of suggested forms for the functional potter.

Aug 02, 2017 a book written by alfred professor val cushing 193120. He has written several books which are classic texts, and his. Remembering au professor and potter val cushing the. Claval flow control solutions automatic control valves. Roll your white clay through your pasta machine on the thickest setting. Nov 18, 20 clay club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout western north carolina, usually on the second wednesday of the month. Contact us today to find out what claval can do for you. The youngest of three children, warashina was born and raised in spokane, washington. He formed alfred university into the superb institution that it is today. The pharmacy staff are taking names and phone numbers of interested parties for future availability of the book. Vals book is a good resource once you have some idea of what youre doing with glaze materials, the recipes in it arent all good right off the pages, but they are often good starting points to begin testing from.

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