Glazes Cone 6: 1240 C / 2264 F
University of Pennsylvania Press, Jun 5, 2001 - Art - 128 pages
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 materialUser 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
The clay body and other variables their effect on glazes
About glazes a question of balance
Colouring the transparent glazes
The alumina matts
High alkaline earth matt glazes
Orange red iron glazes
The Gallery cone 6 in action
Cone 6 on the Internet 11 5
Analyses of materials