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Glazing Techniques

Posted On December 15, 2014 Comments Off on Glazing Techniques

In Glazing Techniques you’ll discover how dozens of talented artists approach glazing using a variety of techniques, materials and firing ranges to achieve stunning surfaces that are sure to inspire your work. This book provides step-by-step details on materials, preparing your work, resists, layering, lusters, underglazes, majolica, china paint, stencils, spraying, pouring, and more.

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.

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Ceramic Glaze Testing

Posted On August 6, 2014 2 Comments

The best way to learn about ceramic glazes and glaze materials is to test them. By studying what happens when varying amounts of various ingredients are combined in a glaze and then fired to various temperatures, you start to understand how materials affect each other, and therefore how to troubleshoot when your results are not what you wanted. But it can be intimidating to delve into glaze chemistry. It is extremely complex, and includes the word ‘chemistry’ in its name, which to some (me included) is an immediate red flag. So in today’s post, Greg Daly gives five excellent tips for getting the most out of glaze testing. Read on, and then get out there and test!


Glazing for Success: 12 Tips to Help You Master Pottery Glazing

Posted On February 5, 2014 26 Comments

I have to admit, glazing is not my favorite part of the ceramic process. It’s probably because of its potential to make or break a good pot (and believe me, I have broken quite a few with poor glaze application). I tend to be a bit of a sloppy glazer and I sometimes rush through it a little more quickly than I should. Denver, Colorado ceramic artist Annie Chrietzberg is the polar opposite of me in the glaze room: methodical and precise. I know my glazing outcomes could be greatly improved if I followed just a couple of Annie’s tips, so I thought I would share them with the community. Hopefully you will benefit from Annie’s advice too!


Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques

Posted On December 10, 2013 Comments Off on Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques

Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques covers many aspects of glazing—from formulating your own special concoctions to working with various combinations and applications.

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Studio Ceramics: Advanced Techniques

Posted On December 10, 2013 Comments Off on Studio Ceramics: Advanced Techniques

This is a book about variety and about possibilities. It’s a compilation of techniques from a wide range of experienced clay artists who have figured out something unique in ceramics, perfected it, and documented it so others could take it to the next level. In this book you’ll find techniques for double-walled vessels, miniatures, templates, carving, sculpting, mixed media, throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration, photo transfers, and much more.

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Understanding Glazes

Posted On December 9, 2013 Comments Off on Understanding Glazes

How to Test, Tweak, & Perfect Your Glazes with John Britt

In this all-new Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, John Britt lets you tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of ceramic glazes to build your own understanding of this complex topic. Starting with glaze testing—because testing is key to understanding raw materials and ceramic processes—John explains various testing methods that will help you get great results quickly. On disc two, John geeks out on materials, diving into the three basic components of a glaze—fluxes, glass formers, and refractories—and how various ceramic materials fit into those categories and work together to produce myriad outcomes. With this video, you’ll be able to deepen your understanding of glaze chemistry and improve your glazes at your own pace.

Developing Glazes

Developing Glazes

Posted On January 14, 2013 0 Comments


Developing your own glazes can be tricky because success depends on so many factors. In Developing Glazes, Australian ceramic artist Greg Daly aims to demystify the whole glaze development process with practical advice and complete, step-by-step instructions. A practical glaze book for clay lovers at any skill level, it’s the perfect addition to any ceramics library.


Clay: A Studio Handbook

Posted On December 11, 2012 Comments Off on Clay: A Studio Handbook

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in ceramics, author Vince Pitelka has created the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay. The ten chapters in Clay: A Studio Handbook address the full range of ceramic processes, and bring a lifetime of ceramic knowledge directly into the hands of potters. Concerned about safe and efficient studio operation, Pitelka pays diligent attention to safety practices.

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Colour in Glazes

Posted On November 13, 2012 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a concise, yet authoritative book on the basics of developing your own glazes and experimenting with color, this is it. Linda Bloomfield, who holds a PhD in Materials Science and has been working in ceramics for more than 40 years, serves as the perfect candidate to bridge science and art. Colour in Glazes is amply illustrated with finished works and test tiles.