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#1 trevorpots

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:53 AM

I liked the first edition of of Richard Zakins 'electric Kiln Ceramics' and I used it often for inspiration and information.
I loaned it and it was lost.
I recieved the current edition from the Ceramic Arts Bookstore and found it was just a slick coffee table book (a different Zakin?)

Does anyone have a copy the early edition for sale at a reasonable price (posted to Australia)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

I liked the first edition of of Richard Zakins 'electric Kiln Ceramics' and I used it often for inspiration and information.
I loaned it and it was lost.
I recieved the current edition from the Ceramic Arts Bookstore and found it was just a slick coffee table book (a different Zakin?)

Does anyone have a copy the early edition for sale at a reasonable price (posted to Australia)


Yep, have it, but I wouldn't part with it. As you say there are things in the old, that are not there in the new. It is so hard to find a book that is not written for the collector or the novice. When I do, I hold on. sorry!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:03 PM


I liked the first edition of of Richard Zakins 'electric Kiln Ceramics' and I used it often for inspiration and information.
I loaned it and it was lost.
I recieved the current edition from the Ceramic Arts Bookstore and found it was just a slick coffee table book (a different Zakin?)

Does anyone have a copy the early edition for sale at a reasonable price (posted to Australia)


Yep, have it, but I wouldn't part with it. As you say there are things in the old, that are not there in the new. It is so hard to find a book that is not written for the collector or the novice. When I do, I hold on. sorry!


Ok thanks for the reply.do you know if Dennis Parks has any recent publications.
Like you I now use a programmable electric (too easy?) but his ideas are still inspirational and relevant.
I guess he is still making pots somewhere?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:07 PM



I liked the first edition of of Richard Zakins 'electric Kiln Ceramics' and I used it often for inspiration and information.
I loaned it and it was lost.
I recieved the current edition from the Ceramic Arts Bookstore and found it was just a slick coffee table book (a different Zakin?)

Does anyone have a copy the early edition for sale at a reasonable price (posted to Australia)


Yep, have it, but I wouldn't part with it. As you say there are things in the old, that are not there in the new. It is so hard to find a book that is not written for the collector or the novice. When I do, I hold on. sorry!


Ok thanks for the reply.do you know if Dennis Parks has any recent publications.
Like you I now use a programmable electric (too easy?) but his ideas are still inspirational and relevant.
I guess he is still making pots somewhere?


Haven't seen anything recent by Parks, but if I do I'll pass it on. I fire completely by cone, no sitter nothing in an L&L electric-although you would not know the brand it does have coil holders of ceramic in the brick-great kilns.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:33 PM

I found several first and second editions of Zakin here: http://www.abebooks....chard/sortby/3/

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:24 AM

I found several first and second editions of Zakin here: http://www.abebooks....chard/sortby/3/



Thanks for the link. Regards Trevor

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:24 AM


I found several first and second editions of Zakin here: http://www.abebooks....chard/sortby/3/



Thanks for the link. Regards Trevor



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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:47 AM

The only thing I know of by Dennis Parks recently was his autobiography, Living in the Country , Growing weird.
Dennis lives in Tuscarora, Nv. Pop. 8 or 9 with his grand daughter Aurora.

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