128 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 20 color, 50 b/w illus.
Paper 2000 | ISBN 9780812217582 | $32.50s | Outside the Americas £24.99
A volume in the series Ceramics Handbooks
Not for sale in the British Commonwealth, except Canada, or in the European Union
A must-have reference for any serious potter, The Electric Kiln is a complete manual on how to install an electric kiln, how to use it properly, and how to maintain and repair it. Harry Fraser fully describes the distinctive features, advantages, and disadvantages of both top-loading and front-loading kilns, as well as various other kiln types. He shows the basic effects of heat on clays, glazes, and pigments. This unique handbook is also a guide on how to make the best use of the kiln to achieve such special effects as reduction, crystal glazes, and raku.
Harry Fraser is the managing director of Potclay Kilns Ltd., a company that supplies ceramic materials and electric kilns around the world. An enthusiast of studio pottery, he has over thirty years' experience in the design, development, and promotion of kilns for studio ceramics. Fraser is also a well-known author and lecturer and frequent contributor to the journal Ceramic Review.