The Handbook of Glaze Recipes

Glazes and Clay Bodies

Author: Linda Bloomfield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408183684

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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An essential resource for all potters, containing a broad range of glaze recipes and clay bodies, illustrated with helpful test tiles.
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Ash Glazes

Author: Phil Rogers

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237214

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Ash glaze, as the name suggests, is a glaze derived from ashes. The earliest such glazes can be traced back to the Shang period in China (c. 1500 B.C.), and it is thought they were produced accidentally, the result of white-hot wood ash being carried through the kiln with the draft of the fire and settling onto the pots, where the searing white heat melted it to a glass. Three thousand years later, wood ash remains an important and immensely popular feature of pottery glaze making. For the modern potter, the satisfaction of working with ash glazes comes from following an ancient tradition as well as from using materials that occur naturally. The results of different wood ashes often vary dramatically, making it possible to achieve a wide range of unique finishes. Even wood from the same species of tree garnered just miles apart can produce subtly different results. In this second edition of Ash Glazes, Phil Rogers covers the history of ash glazes and proceeds to discuss the practicalities of collecting and testing wood ashes and transforming them into glazes. In the final portion of the book, he looks at the work of some leading international potters whose work is typified by the array of finishes that they achieve through their use of wood ash glazes. Images of their work offer an impressive display of the colors and techniques possible through this glazing technique. Ash Glazes has been designed as an introduction and practical handbook to the subject. It will provide inspiration for working potters and delight for all those interested in contemporary ceramics.
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Glazes

Materials, Recipes and Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 138

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A collection of articles published in Ceramics Monthly dealing with glazes. Written by and about artists and experts, these articles cover a wide range of materials, recipes, and techniques used in the glazing of work by both studio potters and ceramic artists. This book is a great example of how the modern potter uses a combination of trial-and-error discoveries along with information from scientists and engineers in the field to achieve unique effects that are the signature of the current ceramics art movement.
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Oriental Glazes

Author: Michael Bailey

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218909

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Oriental Glazes offers a complete overview of the art of high fire reduction glazing, which can be notoriously difficult to master. Michael Bailey has provided in-depth research to bring a wide variety of Oriental glazes to the reader with explanations, notes, and direction where needed. He discusses recipes, chemical make-up, and troubleshooting, and examines current artists' use of these unique glazes. A wide variety of techniques and glazes are presented, from celadons and tekmokus to the more specialized tea dust and hare's fur. Oriental Glazes is an instructive guide that emphasizes firing in a flame kiln (using gas, oil, propane, or wood), with the oxygen supply restricted at the top end of the firing. This creates the reducing effect that brings about the changes, especially to the metallic coloring oxides copper and iron, that produce the subtle and beautiful qualities associated with the classic Far Eastern glazes. This clear and practical volume offers a starting point for beginners and a rich source of recipes and approaches to the established potter. With his logical, organized format and encouraging tone, Bailey's handbook is a clear and comprehensive guide on how to produce these striking glazes today.
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Mastering Raku

Making Ware, Glazes, Building Kilns, Firing

Author: Steven Branfman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592959

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 175

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Master the art of raku, from firing to finishing. This is the definitive reference on this unique form of ceramics. Both novice and experienced ceramists familiar with raku will be informed and inspired by this newly updated, technique-based book with how-to photos and text. Mastering Raku covers such topics as the history and philosophy of raku, types of clay, forming techniques, firing, glazes and decoration. Types of kilns and kiln construction are also fully explained and the book includes a gallery of works from around the world along with updated clay and glaze recipes.
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Contemporary Studio Porcelain

Author: Peter Lane

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237726

Category: Art

Page: 256

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"There are over 350 new illustrations and 75 new artists featured in this new updated edition. The result is a breathtaking look at the exciting and innovative work that is currently being done internationally in this field." "This substantially revised edition presents a wide diversity of porcelain objects which will both inspire and enthral. A fascinating read not only for any potter working in porcelain but also for collectors and anyone interested in fine ceramics."--Jacket.
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Chinese Stoneware Glazes

Author: Joseph Grebanier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Glazes

Page: 144

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The author shows how he has replicated some of the old Chinese stoneware glazes.
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