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33 Tried and True Ceramic Glaze Recipes
33 Tried and True Ceramic Glaze Recipes is perfect 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. Don’t waste time researching ceramic glaze recipe books or cruising websites when we’ve compiled a diverse selection right here in this handy clay studio resource – a must for your ceramics decorating arsenal!
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Ceramic Raw Materials: Understanding Ceramic Glaze Ingredients and Clay Making Ingredients
Today, we live in an age of super abundance of ceramic raw materials. Innumerable clays and glaze materials offer us a bewildering array of choices. Far from understanding these materials as familiar rocks, feldspars, and clays, each with unique personalities of their own, we know them only as white, gray, or brown powders neatly packaged in uniform bags. Consequently we beg, borrow, and steal glaze and clay body recipes that “work.” Ceramic raw materials come to us from every corner of the earth in a purified and refined state. We no longer live at the source of our ceramic materials as did the potters of ancient times. It now becomes a Herculean feat to know or understand in any meaningful way the flood of ceramic materials at our disposal. Fortunately, it is not necessary to have an intimate understanding of these hundreds of ceramic materials. Ancient potters created their masterpieces from three or four ceramic materials, and, if we similarly narrow our choices, we can also achieve extraordinary results. Ceramic Raw Materials: Understanding Ceramic Glaze Ingredients and Clay Making Materials offers access to that knowledge, including how to formulate a glaze using a glaze core, charts for clays and feldspars found in most clay and glaze recipes, a glossary of common ceramic raw materials, and the primary functions of those materials.
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