The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 184 pages
With hundreds of recipes for some of the most popular and enduring high-fire glazes, this reference will prove a boon to ceramists who want to master this complex and versatile aspect of the art. Author John Britt, who served as Clay Coordinator at the respected Penland School of Crafts, has personally tested many of the recipes, and carefully reviews every one. He offers a thorough examination of glaze materials, chemistry, and tools, and presents the basics of mixing, application, and firing procedures. There’s a wealth of information on various type of glazes, including copper, iron, shino, salt/soda, crystalline, and more. An exhaustive index of subjects and a separate index of glaze recipes will help ceramists find what they need, quickly and easily.
 

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Every potter should own this book my whole class now owns it. it makes glaze making easily understandable. I actually ordered this item twice. Ten copies the first time 7 copies the 2nd time. Both ... Read full review

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Excellent information on individual raw materials methods for mixing and glazing and the overall process of testing a glaze. Lots of information beautiful pictures wonderful examples of testing styles ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Val Cushing Overview of Glaze Types
57
Introduction from the Author Shino
89
Materials Oxides Colorants Blue
98
Mixing Glazes Matte
118
Application Black
124
Measuring Heat Crystalline
130
Kilns Firing and Safety WoodFire
145
About the Author
177
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