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High Fire Glaze Recipes

High firing produces the most vitreous and durable ceramic work and many potters and ceramic artists choose to high fire for this reason. And most artists that fire to this range mix their own glazes. Fortunately, many of them readily share their high fire glaze recipes with other potters and ceramic artists. In this section, you’ll find a collection of high fire glaze recipes and methods and techniques for firing in this temperature range. And don't forget to download your free copy of 33 Tried and True Glaze Recipes, a perfect resource for potters and ceramic artists who are ready to experiment with custom glazes, or for those who have grown tired of their own tried and true glazes.


Undulating Rim Platter, 16 inches in diameter, wheelthrown and altered white stoneware, with Blue-Green/Copper Red Glaze sprayed over scrap glaze, fired to Cone 6 in reduction.

Five Reasons to Convert Cone 10 Reduction Glazes to Cone 6: A Potter Shares His Rationale and His Recipes

Posted On September 22, 2010 34 Comments

Today, Rick Malmgren explains the benefits of firing his reduction glazes lower and shares some of his great cone 6 reduction glaze recipes.

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Turn up the Heat! 10 Cone 10 Glaze Recipes Available for Download!

Posted On February 15, 2010 19 Comments

Today we are launching another new free download in our ongoing freebie program – 10 Tried and True Cone 10 Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite High-Fire Pottery Glazes – which is a compilation of ten great glazes shared by ten talented ceramic artists. As a sampling, in today’s post are two recipes from husband/wife team Tom and Elaine Coleman (who recently presented in a fabulous Potters Council workshop in San Diego, by the way). If you’re itching to turn up the heat, these two recipes are a great place to start.

The large scale of Morten Løbner Espersen's installation is evident by the person passing through the space.

Living Large: Extreme Glazing and Monumental Scale Work Together in a Powerful Ceramic Installation

Posted On December 17, 2008 4 Comments

Sometimes bigger is better. This was the conclusion that Danish ceramic artist Morten Løbner Espersen came to when developing the concept for a public art commission for the Public Library in Hillerod, Denmark. Espersen chose to not only take a monumental approach when it came to the scale, but also in the surface treatment by loading the pieces up with about 55 pounds of glaze and firing them multiple times.