Author: Josef Straßer
With her unmistakable signature and exuberant imagination, Beate Kuhn (1927-2015) is one of the most significant German ceramicists of the post-war era. As early as the end of the 1950s, she made the transition to the liberal arts. In linking sculptural reasoning with the possibilities of the material and inherent pottery techniques, the internationally renowned artist conquered the frontiers of ceramic and created virtuosic works that went on to form their own contribution to the history of modern sculpture. With around 190 works from nearly 60 years and all periods of creativity, the Freiberger Collection provides an outstanding review of the impressive oeuvre of Beate Kuhn.
She thought that running away would set them both free… When Maharaj Vidyamaan Veer Singh of Samogpur's beautiful young wife vanished three years ago everyone thought she was dead. When Veer discovers she's actually alive and well he's determined to bring her back home to do her duty… Meethi loved Veer passionately, but felt shackled in the role of his wife. When Veer demands her return she must obey, but being back by his side is heaven and hell. Because, despite their new-found happiness, secrets from the past still linger. And Meethi knows that they threaten to destroy everything…
Troubleshooting for Potters
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
This comprehensive manual takes some of the guesswork out of the ceramic process. Organized into sections that cover each step in the ceramic process--from preparing clay, to glazing and firing--readers will discover how common problems arise and learn foolproof solutions for fixing them.
Author: Lyn Andrews
LIVERPOOL LOU by Lyn Andrews is a warm-hearted, dramatic and nostalgic saga not to be missed by readers of Kate Thompson and Donna Douglas. Babsey has always worked hard to provide for her family; she runs a greengrocers publicly and a money-lending business in private. Babsey makes sure that her family doesn't mix with the rougher people in the neighbourhood - she considers herself a cut above the local community. When her niece Louisa needs a home - her mother is dead, and her father at sea - Babsey does her duty and brings the girl into the household. But Louisa doesn't quite fit in with Babsey's plans. Although life under Aunt Babsey's roof is comfortable, Louisa is acutely aware of the desperate poverty around her. And, as she grows up into a thoughtful young woman, the harsh realities of love and betrayal, war and death, make her determined to find her own way. Louisa will eventually be made famous throughout her city - known for ever as Liverpool Lou. And she might just find love along the way...
Jerusha Abbott at 18 years is the eldest orphan at John Grier Home orphanage. All petty responsibilities of the kids at the orphanage rest on her tender shoulders. One fine day, her mundane life undergoes a surprising change when an unknown trustee of the orphanage offers to pay for her college education as he is very impressed by one of her essays! He promises her a liberal monthly allowance and insists on being anonymous. His only condition is that Jerusha should send him monthly letters and keep him posted about her life in college, but not to expect any replies from him. What follows is an insight into Jerusha’s unexplored, fascinating world of college life through the letters that she writes to her unknown benefactor. She addresses him adoringly as “Daddy-Long-Legs” as she had seen his long shadow once while he was leaving the asylum. She shares a love–hate–anger–gratitude relationship with him. Finally, at the end of the story, the identity of Daddy-Long-Legs is revealed. Is her godfather someone familiar or a total stranger?
Growing out of her popular online workshops and videos, Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu takes you step by step through the process of drawing a folk art and stylized girl’s face. You will learn to create simple, balanced features and add shading with colored pencils and paint. From there, you will learn how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a unique, textured, mixed-media background. —Learn to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own artistic style. —Create vivid, exciting backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood, and building up texture with mediums and pastes. —And on the accompanying DVD-ROM, which you can play on your Mac or PC, there is a mini-workshop full of whimsical mayhem, motivation, and real-time video with Suzi Blu showing you detailed drawing and shading techniques for faces, beeswax finishes, and how to make a mixed-media art journal start to finish.
Both amateur and professional potters constantly seek timesaving tips, trade secrets, and new technical knowledge--which makes this handsomely illustrated book exactly what they are looking for. Atkin describes the full range of available clays, necessary tools and equipment, and easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery.
This book models an idealized neuron as being driven by basic electrical elements, the goal being to systematically characterize the logical properties of neural pulses. In order to constitute a system, neurons as pulsating devices may be represented using novel circuit elements as delineated in this book. A plausible brain system is implied by the delineated elements and logically follows from known and likely properties of a neuron. New to electrical science are novel pulse-related circuit elements involving recursive neurons. A recursive neuron, when properly excited, produces a self-sustaining pulse train that when sampled, provides a true output with a specified probability, and a false output with complementary probability. Because of its similarity to the qubits of quantum mechanics, the recursive pulsating neuron is termed a simulated qubit. Recursive neurons easily function as controlled toggle devices and so are capable of massively parallel calculations, this being a new dimension in brain functioning as described in this book. Simulated qubits and their possibilities are compared to the qubits of quantum physics. Included in the book are suggested neural circuits for associative memory search via a randomized process of cue selection, and neural circuits for priority calculations. These serve to select returns from long term memory, which in turn determines one's next conscious thought or action based on past memorized experiences. The book reports on proposals involving electron tunneling between synapses, and quantum computations within neurons. Although not a textbook, there are easy exercises at the ends of chapters, and in the appendix there are twelve simulation experiments concerning neurons.
Sewing Machine Basics
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
A comprehensive resource for do-it-yourself designers presents more than two hundred beautiful and diverse designs that can be applied to both commercial and handmade tiles to create personalized effects, in a volume that includes tips on degree of difficulty and application techniques, easy-to-follow instructions, and more than four hundred full-color photographs. 10,000 first printing.
Tile Artist's Bible
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publisher: A & C Black
A collection of 200 decorative designs, which helps you bring colour and creativity to your hand-made or shop-brought tiles. This work features a photograph of the finished design, a charted diagram, instructions in the order of work and advice on alternative colour variations for every entry. It includes information on suppliers and resources.
Second revised edition of a pottery handbook for beginner and experienced potters, providing instructions for making, decorating, glazing and firing thrown, hand-built and cast or moulded pottery, including paper clay, glazes, firings and kilns. A suppliers' list and glossary is included and gallery spreads present the work of modern potters.
Author: Greg Daly
Publisher: Herbert Press
Developing your own glazes can be tricky and success is dependent on many factors. In this book, ceramicist Greg Daly aims to demystify the process with practical advice and complete, step-by-step instructions. He covers all the essentials, from planning your recipes and recording results to mixing glazes and finding the correct firing temperature. This hands-on technical guidance is supported with helpful how-to images and example tests and recipes.For any potter beginning to experiment with fired colour, texture and decoration in their work, Developing Glazes is an essential reference, revealing workable, exciting methods for achieving the glaze results you want.
The Walnut Mansion
Author: Miljenko Jergovic
Publisher: Yale University Press
This grand novel encompasses nearly all of Yugoslavia’s tumultuous twentieth century, from the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires through two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the breakup of the nation, and the terror of the shelling of Dubrovnik. Tackling universal themes on a human scale, master storyteller Miljenko Jergovic traces one Yugoslavian family’s tale as history irresistibly casts the fates of five generations. What is it to live a life whose circumstances are driven by history? Jergovic investigates the experiences of a compelling heroine, Regina Delavale, and her many family members and neighbors. Telling Regina’s story in reverse chronology, the author proceeds from her final days in 2002 to her birth in 1905, encountering along the way such traumas as atrocities committed by Nazi Ustashe Croats and the death of Tito. Lyrically written and unhesitatingly told, The Walnut Mansion may be read as an allegory of the tragedy of Yugoslavia’s tormented twentieth century.