Multcolib Research Picks: Raw Materials: Art & Craft

The Ceramic Process
The Ceramic Process A Manual and Source of Inspiration for Ceramic Art and Design (Book - 2005 ) 738.14 C411 2005 Available in some locations
Green Guide for Artists
Green Guide for Artists Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-conscious Artist By Michel, Karen (Book - 2009 ) 702.86 M623g 2009 Available in some locations
Color for Painters
Color for Painters A Guide to Traditions and Practice By Gury, Al (Book - 2010 ) 752 G9819c 2010 Available in some locations
The Encaustic Studio
The Encaustic Studio A Wax Workshop in Mixed-media Art By Woolf, Daniella (Book - 2012 ) 751.46 W9133e 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies
Artist's Materials
Artist's Materials All the Materials You Will Ever Need to Make Art By Harrison, Lorraine (Book - 2005 ) 702.8 H319a 2005 No Longer Available
Lutradur and the New Fibers
Lutradur and the New Fibers Creating Mixed-media Art With the New Spunbonded Materials By Cotterill, Wendy (Book - 2010 ) 746 C847L 2010 Available in some locations
Making Art
Making Art Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist By Brickler, Ed S. (Book - 2013 ) 702.8 B8498m 2013 Available in some locations
Paint Illustrated Techniques for Every Medium (Book - 2007 ) 751.4 P148i 2007 Available in some locations
Art Cloth
Art Cloth A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric By Dunnewold, Jane (Book - 2010 ) 746 D9239a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Art cloth features a series of dyed and printed layers, each contributing to the intricacy, beauty, and interest of the fabric, transforming cloth into a work of art. "

The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide By Rossol, Monona (Book - 2001 ) 702.89 R838a 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:An essential reference book to read for artists in all media.

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques
The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques By Mayer, Ralph (Book - 1991 ) 751 M46 1991 Available in some locations

Annotation:This comprehensive book, in encyclopedia format, describes the history, properties, uses, and potential hazards of art materials. Updated in multiple editions since 1040.

Clay The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship With Earth's Most Primal Element By Staubach, Suzanne (Book - 2005 ) 620.191 S798c 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Staubach, a potter and freelance writer, successfully communicates the passion she feels for her material (both literal and literary) in this extensively researched overview of clay. What is this ubiquitous stuff? " - from the book summary.

Felt By Mullins, Willow (Book - 2009 ) 677.63 M959f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fascinating worldwide survey of the traditional uses of felt for clothing, rugs, and shelter, and innovative uses of the process of felt in art, craft, and industry. Excellent source to use as a starting point for projects in felting. See also numerous other books on this topic in the Library Catalog.

Health Hazards Manual for Artists
Health Hazards Manual for Artists By McCann, Michael (Book - 2008 ) 615.902 M122h 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Michael McCann, a leading authority on art hazards, has written books as well as a journal publication to inform artists about risks and safety measures for using art materials. His books have been continually updated since the first editions in the 1970's.

Japanese Papermaking
Japanese Papermaking Traditions, Tools, and Techniques By Barrett, Timothy (Book - 2005 ) 676.220952 B2748j 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:This fine book is a reprint of the 1983 original edition, that describes step by step the craft of papermaking in Japan. For those with time and patience, this book is as an excellent guide to the process. For armshair travellers in traditional crafts, this book can also be read as a cultural history of craftsmanship mingled with daily life in old Japan.

Papermaking for Printmakers
Papermaking for Printmakers By Lamb, Elspeth (Book - 2006 ) 676.22 L218p 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:"Living as we do in a digital age, a book that addresses a physical process such as papermaking will almost certainly be regarded by some as retrograde.... Printmaking by its very nature is a medium most suited to the process of building up an image in layers. It is the fusion of print with a specifically prepared and dyed sheet of paper, which can result in a work of extraordinary richness and beauty." - from the preface.

Traditional Marbling
Traditional Marbling By Nevins, Iris (Book - 1988 ) 676.284 N527t 1988 Available in some locations

Annotation:The author's aim in writing this book is to simplify the process for the beginner. She says: "Marbling is really a thrilling art. Watching the paints flow on the water, take their various forms under your hand, and then transfer so easily to paper can seem almost magical. the entire process of marbling a sheet ofpaper takes only minutes, and after each marbling session you will have produced many sheets suitable for a variety of crafts uses." - from the introduction.

Colors From the Earth
Colors From the Earth The Artists' Guide to Collecting, Preparing, and Using Them By Thomas, Anne Wall (Book - 1980 ) 702.8 T454c Available in some locations

Annotation:"The author covers the entire range of earth tones - ochres, siennas, umbers, and terres vertes - and shows how to use them in conjunction with both professional materials and common household products to create oil paints, watercolors, temperas, pastels, crayons, and printing inks, as well as colored concrete, plaster , - and handmade paper. " - from the book summary.

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