Bookmaking is more popular than ever and this book makes the craft available to everyone. Beginners will soon be on their way to folding, gluing and sewing handmade books in a variety of styles. This title includes photographs of the author´s own books; this collection is sure to inspire. In the digital world, books may seem like an endangered species, but bookmaking is more popular than ever. Thanks to the 100 ideas in this volume, the craft is now available to everyone. In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob´s ladders, folded flexagons to case bindings. Complete with photographs of the author´s own master books and statements by more than 40 established book artists, this collection is sure to inspire.
For potters, mold making is invaluable because it allows them to slip-cast identical multiples of their work--and this newly revised, now in color edition of Andrew Martin´s classic is ´´the ´´definitive guide to the craft. No other volume has shown the processes in such how-to detail. It´s overflowing with hundreds of photos, key techniques, projects, master artist profiles, and troubleshooting tips. A thorough introduction addresses materials and tools, and presents Martin´s simple, unique template method for making clay prototypes. Create easy one-piece molds to make tiles, bowls, and platters, or multi-piece molds for more complex forms. An extensive overview covers slip formulation, while offering highly desired slip recipes for low-, mid-, and high-fire clay bodies. This will be the standard reference in every ceramist´s library.
´´Instructions for making picture mosaics in wood, with 15 projects showing how to cut, shape, and piece your intarsia project´´--