Pitcher with Chartruse and Hamada glaze detail. There are some ceramic glaze surfaces that just stop you in your tracks and leave you wondering “how’d they do that?” A lot of time, these dynamic surfaces are the result of layering and combining more than one glaze. If you know the secrets and a couple of… Read More »
Mid Range Glaze Recipes
Mid range firing is an increasingly popular firing range in ceramics. If you fire to mid range and you’re looking for recipes, you’ve hit the jackpot. In this section, you’ll find a plethora of mid range pottery glaze recipes including loads of ever-popular cone 6 recipes. In addition to the mid range glaze recipes, you’ll see technical articles on mid-range firing. And don’t forget to download your free copy of 15 Tried and True Cone 6 Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Mid-Range Pottery Glazes, an assortment of recipes in a convenient recipe-card format, perfect for printing and taking to the pottery studio.
Stoneware plate with Naragon White glaze over Blue Green glaze, fired to Cone 6 in oxidation. The crackle effect was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Ceramic glaze recipes are to potters and sculptors like candy is to a kid on Halloween. We just can’t seem to get enough! And, since Halloween is coming right up,… Read More »
“Does this come in blue?” Probably every potter who has worked an art fair or festival has been asked this question at one time or another. So, many potters keep a trusty cobalt blue in their glaze arsenals at all times. Cobalt is an extremely powerful colorant that almost always produces an intense blue, but that’s… Read More »
I fire to Cone 6 in my electric kiln and I am always on the lookout for great Cone 6 glaze recipes. It is so wonderful when you find glazes you adore. It’s even better when you can find two or more glazes you adore, AND that work well together!In today’s post, an excerpt from… Read More »
I have been messing around with crazing as a deliberate decorative effect lately. Though it is technically a glaze defect, crazed surfaces can actually be quite beautiful and I have really been enjoying the depth that crackling can create.But the crackle surfaces I have been creating pale in comparison to the Snowflake Crackle glazes John… Read More »
As we all know, glaze defects are not all bad. Ceramic artists can use them to great effect on both pots and sculptures. Most are not safe for surfaces that come in contact with food, but as long as food surfaces are avoided, these glazes can be quite beautiful on a pot. In today’s… Read More »
Chrome oxide or Cr2O3 is a common studio material that can help produce beautiful colors in the kiln. But it can be quite challenging to perfect. So, in the November 2012 Technofile department in Ceramics Monthly, John Britt, one of our expert glaze guys, gives the low down on how to get chrome right.In today’s post, I am sharing an… Read More »
Though it would be nice to just mix up a glaze based on a photo and get exactly those results, we’ve probably all learned at one time or another that it doesn’t always work out that way in clay. There are so many variables involved in ceramic glazes – including firing schedules and differences in… Read More »
Many people may be thinking about switching their firing method from high-fire to mid-range. For instance, students who recently graduated and lost access to school gas kilns, people with a day job and those who work in their garage studios, or production potters who are concerned about fuel conservation and energy savings. This reference is intended as a tool for those people to start glaze experimentation at mid-range that can be accomplished with minimal resources.
There are a lot of traditional reduction glaze recipes out there, and they are typically formulated for firing at cone 10. But Rick Malmgren decided that he wanted to fire lower and still use a lot of these traditional glazes. So he set out to reformulate and adjust these cone 10 glazes to function well… Read More »