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TheGlazeBook_Cover_300Contemporary potters are constantly developing ways of enhancing the surfaces of their work. The approaches they use are as varied as the potters themselves. This book contains recipes for glazes with fired results over the entire temperature range—from earthenware through stoneware and porcelain. Hundreds of glazed tiles illustrate the vast range of colors available to the potter, with recipes, descriptions, and tips for success. Along with glaze recipes for earthenware*, stoneware, and porcelain, there are detailed descriptions of the special processes involved with raku, luster, majolica, and sodaware. An inspirational gallery features finished items from professional potters. Tips on mixing glazes, application methods, and information about firing techniques are all to be found in this color bible for potters.

Hardcover | 288 Pages
Order code CA138 | ISBN 0-87349-276-5

 

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TheGlazeBook_W1Materials and techniques
When choosing a glaze, it’s useful to know how its ingredients affect color and finish. The tools used, mixing the glaze correctly, and the application method chosen all contribute to the final outcome. The Glaze Book contains information on raw materials, tools and equipment, how to mix a glaze and methods of application.

 

TheGlazeBook_W2Glaze recipes
Scores of recipes with hundreds of variations will allow you to dip in, secure a foothold and begin your own journey of investigation and experimentation. More than 700 photos of glazed test tiles will help narrow your search through earthenware, majolica, raku, luster, stoneware, sodaware and porcelain sections. While all temperature ranges are represented, most stoneware and porcelain glaze recipes are in the cone 9–10 range many going as low as cone 7. For information on lowering the maturing temperature of high-fire glazes, check out Tony Hansen’s article “Reducing the Firing Temperature of a Glaze From Cone 10 to 6” at  http://tinyurl.com/ptd7n2t

 

*NOTE: The Glaze Book was originally published in Great Britain and many earthenware recipes contain lead in the fritted form of lead bisilicate or lead sesquisilicate, while other recipes use a base glaze from Bath Potters’ Supplies in Bath, England. For North America, we do not recommend using lead even in fritted form, but do recommend testing non-lead glaze bases and using the recipes and sample tiles as a guide for coloring suggestions. Many ceramic materials are toxic and must be handled with extreme care. Take precautions, especially when preparing dry materials, to prevent the inhalation of dust particles. Wearing and using the correct equipment will protect you from hazardous substances. Ask for individual health and safety data sheets when purchasing ceramic materials. These will enable you to assess any risk and apply any control measures needed.

 
 

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