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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.

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3 Cone 6 Glaze Recipes for the Lichen Look

Posted On June 10, 2015 3 Comments
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 »

Technofile: Demystifying Chrome Oxide for Fantastic Ceramic Glaze Color

Posted On January 21, 2015 13 Comments

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. As you’ll see, with a little know-how, chrome can produce great results. In today’s post, I am sharing an excerpt from that Technofile article and a few great cone 6 chrome glaze recipes.



A Case of the Blues: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Cobalt But Were Afraid to Ask

Posted On September 15, 2014 41 Comments

In today’s post, an excerpt from the “Technofile” department in Ceramics Monthly, Dave Finkelnburg discusses the many possibilities that are possible with the multifaceted little colorant we call cobalt. Plus he shares some sweet cobalt glaze recipes.

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.

Simple Cone 6 Ceramic Glazes

Posted On September 3, 2014 5 Comments

Ceramic glaze recipes are to potters and sculptors like candy is to a kid on Halloween. We just can’t seem to get enough! The cone 6 oxidation glaze recipes in today’s feature were contributed by Lou Roess.


Recoloring a Classic: Trying New Colorants in a Classic Pottery Glaze Recipe Can Lead to Some Great Results

Posted On February 26, 2014 28 Comments

It’s hard not to love a good old classic glaze like a Shino or a Celadon. But sometimes you just need a change. Deanna Ranlett pushes experimentation with her students to make glaze mixing fun as well as educational. In today’s post, Deanna explains a recent experimentation on the classic glaze Falls Creek Shino. In addition to sharing how they conducted the experiment, Deanna shares the recipes and results. – 


Testing Ceramic Glazes and Colorants to Expand Your Palette in Mid-Range Firing

Posted On May 27, 2013 11 Comments

Recently, Yoko Sekino Bove conducted extensive tests to determine how several base glazes do
with a wide variety of coloring oxides and carbonates. Today we are
sharing the results!


Crazy Beautiful Crazing: Uncovering the Mysteries of Snowflake Crackle Glazes

Posted On September 21, 2011 36 Comments

I have been messing around with crazing as a deliberate decorative effect lately. But the crackle surfaces I have been creating pale in comparison to the Snowflake Crackle glazes John Britt writes about in the November 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly. As you can see here, these crackled surfaces are pretty spectacular. Today, I am giving you all a sneak peek at that article, which includes lots of snowflake crackle glaze recipes!

Base glaze N501 with 5 % cobalt carbonate added

Expanding Your Palette in Mid-Range Firing

Posted On December 14, 2010 5 Comments

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.

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.


Ten Tried and True Cone 6 Glaze Recipes Available for Download!

Posted On June 8, 2009 28 Comments

We’ve put together a collection of cone 6 glaze recipes, packaged in a convenient recipe-card format that can be printed, laminated and taken into the studio. Subscribers to Ceramic Arts Daily can download it for free!