Turn up the Heat! 10 Cone 10 Glaze Recipes Available for Download!

High firing produces the most vitreous and durable ceramic work and many potters and ceramic artists choose to high fire for this reason. And most artists that fire to this range mix their own glazes. Fortunately, many of them readily share their high fire glaze recipes with other potters and ceramic artists.

In today’s post are two recipes from husband/wife team Tom and Elaine Coleman. If you’re itching to turn up the heat, these two recipes are a great place to start. – Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.


Tom Coleman’s Vegas Red Glaze
Cone 8 – 10 reduction
Barium Carbonate 2.55%
Dolomite 5.61%
Gerstley Borate 9.18%
Whiting 8.68%
Custer Feldspar 53.57%
EPK Kaolin 2.55%
Silica 17.86%
Total: 100%
Copper Carbonate 0.41%
Tin Oxide 2.04%
Titanium  Dioxide 0.10%
Yellow Iron Oxide 0.10%

Elaine’s Celadon Base Glaze
(Cone 8–11, reduction)

Whiting 21.2%
Zinc Oxide 2.7%
Custer Feldspar 24.9%
Ferro Frit 3110 8.8%
EPK Kaolin 17.5%
Silica (200-mesh) 24.9%
Total: 100%
For White Add:
Tin Oxide 0.7%
For Green Add:
Mason Stain 6201 0.9%
For Blue Add:
Mason Stain 6391 1.6%
**First published in 2010.
  • Lucille O.

    All of these questions stand a better chance of being answered in the Ceramic Arts Daily Forums, see the top of the page. However you must be able to sign in to do it. It is easy to do.

  • Nancy W.

    I am interested in Nabeshima celedons. Does anyone know where I can find recipes for the rich blue green of these Japanese glazes?

  • Margaret F.

    Sorry I should have said in oxidation.

  • Margaret F.

    is there anyway to achieve a red glaze? I make my own glazes when I need them, I do not want to buy ready made glazes.

  • Vicki S.

    Barium is not permitted in the studio where I work. Is there any successful substitute for it in a red cone 10 glaze?

  • Cheri

    You will need to push your reduction a little harder and/or longer. Red reduction glazes are very touchy and take time to learn how to make them work in your kiln. I use a long light reduction I start reduction at cone 010 (orton) and leave it in reduction till I shut it down. I look at the botton sight hole to have about 1.5 to 2″ of flame through out the fire. as I am near sea level your kiln may require other adjustments.

    check out http://www.ortonceramic.com/resources/pdf/wall_chart_horiz.pdf
    for the cone temperature chart

  • I used Tom Coleman’s Vegas Res, sold at the pottery store, fired in reduction it came out pale lime green!

  • Rita M.

    Does anyone know if cone 10 oxidation glazes can be used successfully in a wood fire kiln? If not, I’d appreciate receiving a couple of cone 10 recipes that are appropriate for a wood fire kiln. Thanks!

  • Cheryl P.

    Are there any glaze recipes for similar/look a like Coleman’s red in oxidation Cheryl

  • Xylvia K.

    Does anyone know if there are recipes of purple glaze for cone 6-7?
    I cannot work on cone 10 🙁

  • Subscriber T.

    Can anyone help me on firing cones? I am use to fire with temperature and not cone, what axactly is the temperature of cone 1 to 10? what type of cone or brand or make you refer each time you mention cones?

  • Subscriber T.


    where can I find the tables for cone temperature?

  • Maria Teresa C.


  • Mohamed F.

    thank you very much for your efforts to help me

  • Stephen M.

    Very useful, Thanks

    Ann, Unless you’re in Europe assume Orton

  • What temperature are you referring to with ‘Cone 10’ please. There seem to be at least three different tables – eg Orton cones 1285C, Seger cones 1320C. Very confusing to a relatively new ceramicist!

  • Blue-green feldspatic celadon, cone 9, Red.
    p. feldspar 65

    whiying 8

    silica 28

    bone ash 1

    bentonite 5

    black iron oxide 1%

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