Glazes Cone 6: 1240 C / 2264 F

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jun 5, 2001 - Art - 128 pages
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Traditionally potters fired their work either at low temperatures, as for earthenware, or at the high temperature that stoneware requires. However, a growing number of potters, particularly those who use electric kilns, are firing to a middle-range temperature, of which cone 6 is typical. Using middle range temperatures saves fuel and expense, reduces wear on electric elements, and yet allows the potter to achieve features shared by earthenware and stoneware. Because of the popularity of this technique, pottery suppliers have recently begun developing clay bodies and glazes suitable for the temperature range.

In Glazes Cone 6 Mike Bailey surveys the growing trend in middle-temperature firing and guides the reader by practical knowledge. He discusses a range of different glazes, including special effects, glaze stains, and underglaze colors, giving both recipes and tips for ensuring success.

  

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Very good reference material

User Review  - coffeeking13 - Overstock.com

This book has a lot of information on how to create the glazes and why they work the way they do. It is not a recipe book, but has a number of them in it. If you want to know how to make and utilize glazes in the cone 6 range this is a fine book to add to your arsenal. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Introduction
7
The clay body and other variables their effect on glazes
9
About glazes a question of balance
12
Transparent glazes
16
Colouring the transparent glazes
22
The alumina matts
34
High alkaline earth matt glazes
45
Jun glazes
85
Orange red iron glazes
89
Lustre glazes
91
Raw glazes
94
The Gallery cone 6 in action
97
Cone 6 on the Internet 11 5
115
Analyses of materials
117
Glossary
120

Macrocrystalline zinc glazes
52
High alkaline glazes 5 5
55
High silica glazes
59
Plotting and predicting
62
Glaze fit
69
Boric oxide in cone 6 glazes
76
Making glazes health and safety considerations
123
List of suppliers
124
Bibliography
125
lndex
127
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Mike Bailey is a partner in Bath Potters' Supplies. Both a scientist and a studio potter, he is a frequent contributor to pottery journals such as Ceramic Review.

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