This book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperature without using glazes. A step-by-step practical approach and beginner's guide, which includes burnishing, terra sigillata, smoke-firing, pit-firing, saggar firing and raku techniques.
Sumi von Dassow makes burnished pottery, teaches at a centre for traditional arts, and runs occasional pit-firing workshops. She contributes articles for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. The American Ceramic Society have previously published books by her; Barrel, Pit and Saggar Firing, in 2001, and Electric Kiln Pottery in 2003.
'A must book not only for beginners but also for the experiences if
just for the pictures alone' * Kent Potters newsletter,
January/February 2010 *
'well produced, as usual, with many good photographs of the techniques and of the finished works' * London Potters *
'A very useful reference work if starting out on burnishing &low fired finishes for pots' * London Potters *