Once a ceramic piece is finished it can be embellished or enhanced with other materials, such as a wooden or metal handle, glass stopper, or resin knob. Objects with varying textures such as feathers, recycled pieces of wood, metal, glass, or other ceramic pieces can be joined after firing with modern bonding methods. Ceramics with Mixed Media is a practical handbook that shows how other materials can be combined with ceramics for functional, decorative, or sculptural reasons.
In this book, Joy Bosworth examines the best ways of combining and fitting these materials together-including some inside the kiln. She covers the practicalities and specific problems that one is likely to encounter when trying to join different materials together. Helpful step-by-step illustrations are included along with the work of many contemporary artists, which will both inform and inspire the reader.
Joy Bosworth is a well-known British potter whose work has appeared in a number of publications. A Fellow of the Craft Potters Association, she teaches ceramics at Birmingham University and the University of Central England.