Ceramic glazes consist of three main components: glass formers, fluxes, and refractories. If you can remember those, and familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the common ceramic raw materials, you are in good shape to start developing your own successful glazes. 

 

For today’s video, I thought I would share John Britt’s simple glaze component analogy. It is a great way to remember how the three glaze components function in a glaze. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


 

 

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This clip was excerpted from Understanding Glazes, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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To learn more about John Britt or to see more images of his work, please visit www.johnbrittpottery.com.

 

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33 Tried and True Ceramic Glaze Recipes.

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