Best Coatings, Ceramics & Glass Engineering Books

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1. The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cones 4-7 (Lark Ceramics Books)

Author: by John Britt
Lark Crafts
192 pages

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According to Ceramics Monthly, approximately 75% of potters glaze their pieces at mid-range temperaturesand this complete studio guide eliminates the guesswork from the popular process. Along with hundreds of recipes, it explores mixing, application, specific firing and cooling cycles, and all the factors that make glazes work.

See how to boost colors with intense stains, washes, and underglazes; achieve stunning results that equal high-fire glazing, and expand the frontiers of mid-range with tips for wood, salt, and soda firing.

2. PYREX®: The Unauthorized Collector's Guide

Author: by Barbara E. Mauzy
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

‎ English
192 pages

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Corning’s PYREX glassware was created in the early 1900s to meet the needs of the expanding American railroad system, but American housewives’ love of this recognizable, useful, and popular glass grew from the vast assortment of kitchen glass that followed.

PYREX brand kitchen glass was the first product that allowed one to prepare, cook, and store in the same piece, and as the twentieth century progressed, PYREX options increased and color was added. You can usually tell what year a person got married by the color of the PYREX in the kitchen cabinet!

This expanded edition explores those colors along with the clear ovenware, Flameware, laboratory glass and now for the first time, restaurantware. There are more than 150 additional color photographs, advertisements, and catalog pages proving once again that this is the most inclusive and necessary book in print on this subject of PYREX.

3. Introduction to Ceramics, 2nd Edition

Author: by W. David Kingery

1056 pages

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This 2nd edition of Introduction to Ceramics has been printed 15 years after the 1st edition. Many advances have been made in understanding and controlling and developing new ceramic processes and products. This text has a considerable amount of new material and the product modification.

4. Pottery Analysis, Second Edition: A Sourcebook

Author: by Prudence M. Rice
592 pages

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Just as a single pot starts with a lump of clay, the study of a piece’s history must start with an understanding of its raw materials. This principle is the foundation of Pottery Analysis, the acclaimed sourcebook that has become the indispensable guide for archaeologists and anthropologists worldwide.

By grounding current research in the larger history of pottery and drawing together diverse approaches to the study of pottery, it offers a rich, comprehensive view of ceramic inquiry. This new edition fully incorporates more than two decades of growth and diversification in the fields of archaeological and ethnographic study of pottery.

It begins with a summary of the origins and history of pottery in different parts of the world, then examines the raw materials of pottery and their physical and chemical properties. It addresses ethnographic and ethnoarchaeological perspectives on pottery production; reviews the methods of studying pottery’s physical, mechanical, thermal, mineralogical, and chemical properties; and discusses how proper analysis of artifacts can reveal insights into their culture of origin.

5. Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color

Author: by Brian Taylor
320 pages

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Anyone who loves creating ceramics knows that glazing can be a labor of great love or the bane of the entire ceramic process. In the instructional and inspirational Glaze, potters will find a wealth of guidance on the glazing process as several of today’s leading ceramicists share the recipes and techniques behind their most stunning works of art-each selected specifically for its unique glaze.

Entries include: An overview of the artists’ workA technical description of the featured pieceThe artist’s creative intention behind the glazes usedGlaze recipesPieces are organized by color, so the potter can easily find work that relates to his or her own color aesthetic, or simply discover other incredible approaches.

With more than 450 beautiful color illustrations, a technical how-to section, and a detailed glossary, Glaze is an absolute must have for potters of all levels.

6. The Ceramic Process: A manual and source of inspiration for ceramic art and design

Author: by European Ceramic Work Centre

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The Ceramic Process is both a comprehensive textbook on ceramic technology and a chronicle of the developments made by the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) over the years. It is a practical book which looks at materials, methods and equipment, using the results of various artists’ projects to illustrate the text.

EKWC is internationally renowned as a centre where ceramic artists can come for a period to experiment with new materials, methods and technologies. Their time there is funded and they are given the back-up of innovative technicians and materials to work with.

The artists who have worked at the centre include some of the top names in sculpture and ceramics from around the world. These include: Neil Brownsword, Tony Cragg, Ewen Henderson, Jun Kaneko, Anish Kapoor, Kinpei Nakamura and Betty Woodman. The results have often been spectacular and the new techniques and materials adopted by other artists around the world.

7. Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing: A Practical Training Method

Author: by Paul Le Pinnet
454 pages

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This book explains and demonstrates the methods involved in scientific glassblowing. It describes elementary to advanced glass manipulation together with technical information on its safe use and development in the laboratory. Edited by Paul Le Pinnet (MBE), a scientific glassblower with over 50 years’ experience in the field, experts in glassblowing are brought together to explain their methods and approaches used to produce a variety of glassware.

Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing is a unique project which updates and develops the traditional art of glassblowing and brings it into the 21st century. New skills and materials are introduced, including descriptions of working with fused silica, on laser profile cutting and on the creation of artistic glassware in a scientific setting.

Written specifically as a hands-on reference work, this book can be used as a step-by-step practical guide for practitioners and scientists as well as students and apprentices interested in the field. Contributions from: Michael Baumbach, MD of H Baumbach & Co; Paul Rathmill, Enterprise Q; William Fludgate, MD BioChem Glass (app) Ltd; Ian Pearson (Past Chairman BSSG), Editor, BSSG Journal; Gary Coyne, California State University USA; Konstantin Kraft-Poggensee, Former chairman, German Scientific Glassblowing Society; Keith Holden President of the Australian and New Zealand Glassblowing Society; Phil Murray, Churchill Fellow.

8. Lady Head Vases: A Collector's Guide With Prices (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Author: by Mary Zavada
Schiffer Pub Ltd
112 pages

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These glamorous, ceramic, cutesy figural vases got their start in florist shops during the 1950s and again in the middle 1960s. Today they are wildly popular among collectors, and this is a wonderful pocket guide. The 300 vases, illustrated in color, include dimensions and current values in the captions.

Manufacturers include Napco, Royal Copley, Royal Sealy, Shawnee, and many others.

9. Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes

Author: by Michael Szycher Ph.D
CRC Press

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A practical handbook rather than merely a chemistry reference, Szycher’s Handbook of Polyurethanes, Second Edition offers an easy-to-follow compilation of crucial new information on polyurethane technology, which is irreplaceable in a wide range of applications. This new edition of a bestseller is an invaluable reference for technologists, marketers, suppliers, and academicians who require cutting-edge, commercially valuable data on the most advanced uses for polyurethane, one of the most important and complex specialty polymers.

Internationally recognized expert Dr. Michael Szycher updates his bestselling industry “bible” With seven entirely new chapters and five that are revised and updated, this book summarizes vital contents from U.S. Patent literatureone of the most comprehensive sources of up-to-date technical information.

These patents illustrate the most useful technology discovered by corporations, universities, and independent inventors. Because of the wealth of information they contain, this handbook features many full-text patents, which are carefully selected to best illustrate the complex principles involved in polyurethane chemistry and technology.

10. Pit Firing Ceramics: Modern Methods, Ancient Traditions

Author: by Dr. Dawn Whitehand
128 pages

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When digging for clues about an ancient society’s culture, nothing is more valuable to an archaeologist than ceramic remnants. Dawn Whitehand explains why. Her text is the first to comprehensively explore the complex nature of pit firing based on historical evidence and the artistic perspectives of contemporary ceramicists.

Many specialist texts discuss ceramics from an artistic, craft-based, anthropological, archaeological, or historical viewpoint. This book draws information from all these sources and presents it in an informative and accessible manner. Included is a historical chapter, a how-to chapter, and a series of artist profiles that showcase the pit fired ceramics of contemporary practitioners.

The book contains detailed photographs of the process and a glossary for those who wish to further explore pit firing and ceramics. It will appeal to everyone from the novice ceramicist to the serious art historian and collector.

11. Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications, 5th Ed

Author: by Joseph Davidovits
698 pages

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What can be done about the major concerns of our Global Economy on high costs of energy, global warming, sustainable development, user-friendly processes, and green chemistry? Here is an important contribution to the mastering of these phenomena of the twenty first century.

There are two main purposes in preparing this book: it is an introduction to the subject of geopolymers for the newcomer to the eld, for students, and a reference for additional information. Background details on structure, properties, characterization, synthesis, chemistry applications are included.

Each chapter is followed by a bibliography of the relevant published literature including patents. The industrial applications of geopolymers with engineering procedures and design of processes are also covered in this book. It is a textbook, a reference book instead of being a collection of scientific papers.

The book holds: 680 pages, 28 chapters, 119 tables, 343 figures and pictures, 75 patents, 740 references, 905 authors cited in references. Written by the inventor and founder of geopolymer science, Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications covers: -The mineral polymer concept: silicones and geopolymers -Macromolecular structure of natural silicates and aluminosilicates -Scientic Tools, X-rays, FTIR, NMR -The synthesis of mineral geopolymers -Poly(siloxonate) and polysilicate, soluble silicate, Si:Al=1:0 -Chemistry of (Na,K)oligo-sialates: hydrous alumino-silicate gels and zeolites -Kaolinite / Hydrosodalite-based geopolymer, poly(sialate) Si:Al=1:1 -Metakaolin MK-750-based geopolymer, poly(sialate-siloxo) Si:Al=2:1 -Calcium-based geopolymer, (Ca,K,Na)-sialate, Si:Al=1, 2, 3 -Rock-based geopolymer, poly(sialate-multisiloxo) 1

12. Sintering Theory and Practice

Author: by Randall M. German
568 pages

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Although sintering is an essential process in the manufacture ofceramics and certain metals, as well as several other industrialoperations, until now, no single book has treated both thebackground theory and the practical application of this complex andoften delicate procedure. In Sintering Theory and Practice, leadingresearcher and materials engineer Randall M.

German presents acomprehensive treatment of this subject that will be of great useto manufacturers and scientists alike. This practical guide to sintering considers the fact that while thebonding process improves strength and other engineering propertiesof the compacted material, inappropriate methods of control maylead to cracking, distortion, and other defects.

It provides aworking knowledge of sintering, and shows how to avoid problemswhile accounting for variables such as particle size, maximumtemperature, time at that temperature, and other problems that maycause changes in processing. The book describes the fundamental atomic events that govern thetransformation from particles to solid, covers all forms of thesintering process, and provides a summary of many actual productioncycles.

13. Handbook of Glass Properties (Academic Press Handbook Series)

Author: by Narottam P. Bansal
680 pages

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This volume is a compilation of data on the properties of glasses. The authors have critically examined and correlated the most reliable data on the properties of multicomponent commercial silicate glasses, vitreous silica, and binary and ternary laboratory glasses. Thermodynamic, thermal, mechanical, electrical, and transport properties are covered.

Measurement methods and appropriate theories are also discussed.