Ash Glazes

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Krause Publications Craft, Aug 1, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 240 pages
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Capture the Beauty of Ash Glazes

&break;&break;Ash Glazes is the definitive reference for potters who want to achieve success with these highly variable glazes. Author Robert Tichane takes the guesswork out of ash glazes, sharing the results of his exhaustive research and experimentation.

&break;&break;Recipes for nearly 40 ash glazes are included as well as instructions for making synthetic ash glazes. Clearly labeled glaze tests illustrate the effect of different materials and circumstances in the firing process. A full color section showcases the remarkable effects possible with ash glazes.

  

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This is likely the best book on ash glazes. There is extensive technical information specially in ash composition. The subject is fully covered in all its aspects. Like all Tichane's books, all worth having, at the end one has a solid foundation of understanding. This one and the Montmollin on ash glazes belong in your library if you are interested in these glazes. 

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Contents

THE MINERAL CONTENT OF ASH
9
ANALYTICAL DIFFERENCES
17
THE VARIABILITY OF ASHES
23
ASH PERCENTAGES OF PLANTS
29
WOOD ASH COMPOSITIONS
33
STRAW AND HAY ASH COMPOSITIONS
41
TREE LEAF ASH COMPOSITIONS
51
WASHED ASH GLAZES
57
ASHBODY INTERACTIONS
123
FIRING ASH
129
DECORATING WITH ASH
135
THE CONTAMINATION OF ASH
141
XRAY ANALYSES OF WOOD ASH
145
INDIVIDUAL ASH INGREDIENTS
153
DIFFUSION IN ASH GLAZES
163
OXIDATION AND REDUCTION
165

HIGH ASH CONTENT GLAZES
67
GLAZES WITH LOW ASH CONTENT
73
ADDITIVES FOR ASH GLAZES
77
LOW MELTING ASH GLAZES
83
SYNTHETIC ASH GLAZES
87
FAKE ASH GLAZES
95
CEMENT AS AN ASH SUBSTITUTE
99
IDENTIFICATION OF ASH
103
ASH ONLY GLAZES
109
SALT WASHES
113
GLAZE THICKNESS APPLICATION
119
PHASE SEPARATION
169
THE BLEACHED BODY LAYER
173
THE DURABILITY OF ASH GLAZES
177
WOOD ASH AND GLASS
181
ASH CONSTITUENT VOLATILITY
187
CONCLUSION
189
BIBLIOGRAPHY
191
ASH GLAZE RECIPES
195
GLOSSARY
201
INDEX
211
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