Whether you look forward to glazing your work or are guilty of saying "I hate glazing!" Amazing Glaze is for you. In this book, author and Odyssey Clayworks founder Gabriel Kline takes you on a journey that makes glazing less intimidating and more fun. ... (Scroll down for more!)
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Hardcover | 200 Pages
Order code B202 | ISBN 978-0-76036-103-0
Set yourself up to glaze with confidence!
Start in the “glaze kitchen” where you’ll set yourself up for success, then move on to learning the tools and techniques for getting your glaze right every time. Along the way, Gabriel shares dozens of tried-and-true recipes and combinations for both mid-range and high-fire glazes.
Beyond the glaze recipe!
The recipes and foundational techniques of Amazing Glaze are just the beginning. Learn about layering with slip and underglaze, work with resists, and combine techniques to take your glazing above and beyond. Whether you’re after crystalline effects, an elusive red, or a crash-course in applying decals it’s all here.
“[Amazing Glaze is] a book that will help many who struggle with the process—it may even encourage a new perspective for those who are in the ‘I hate glazing’ camp. If you find that you approach glazing with trepidation and anxiety that leads to indecision, or if you need more variation, creativity, and spontaneity in your surfaces, Kline’s guidance will help you get beyond those roadblocks and find successful, personalized solutions to finishing your work.” – Jessica Knapp, Editor, Ceramics Monthly
You’ll learn how to:
- Develop healthy glazing habits to protect you and the planet
- Design your glazing space to maximize efficiency
- Read and adjust a glaze recipe, and then mix it up
- Pour, dip, brush, trail, and layer glazes for amazing results
- Build depth with slips, engobes, terra sigillata, underglazes, stains, resists
- Fire, finish, and fix any problems
- And so much more!
Amazing Glaze also contains a 35-page section of recipes that you can test in your studio. All this and a variety of artist features and stunning gallery work from today’s top artists will leave you inspired and ready to get glazing!
About The author
Gabriel Kline is a professional potter who has taught ceramics classes for nearly two decades. He is the founder and director of Odyssey ClayWorks, an educational institution affiliated with Highwater Clays—one of the largest clay and ceramic materials companies in the United States. Gabriel serves as the resident artist program director, fostering connections with university programs and up-and-coming artists from around the world. He also directs Odyssey’s community volunteer and non-profit work, including partnerships with various substance abuse and recovery programs as well as Creative Forces, a collaboration between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and state arts agencies. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes and the 500 series.