Clay & Glaze Recipes & Chemistry

Simple Elegance with Birdie Boone

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In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video, Birdie Boone shares her practical techniques for making lightweight, graceful pots with thin slabs, as well as her testing process for glaze color exploration. If your goal is creating refined handbuilt pots with perfect glaze surfaces, this video is what you need.

Electric Studio: Making & Firing

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The relatively inexpensive electric kiln is probably the single most important reason that ceramics has become so popular today. With many improvements over the years, electric kilns are now safer, more efficient, and easier to use than ever before. Every major manufacturer has better controls, more insulation, and creative design features that make it possible for almost anyone to load and fire their work successfully with little effort.

Low-Fire Glazes and Special Projects

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These days, a great number of creative and talented ceramic artists are pushing the limits of what is possible at the lower temperature ranges. They have tested extensively to find the right fluxes to get just the right effect; they have developed techniques for applying layers of surface to achieve depth and complexity. And the result is a growing popularity of low-fire ceramics.

High-Fire Glazes

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Whether you fire in oxidation, reduction, or neutral—with gas, electricity, or wood—High Fire Glazes delivers an enormous array of surface possibilities. The recipes in this book have been used and tested by more professional artists, over a longer period of time, than those at other temperature ranges. It’s not a matter of status or comparative desirability, but a factor of the reality that the history of studio ceramics in the United States was built largely at high temperatures. And you are the beneficiary of the reliability that comes from such thorough and wide-ranged testing.

Ceramics Monthly Guide to Materials & Glazes

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Since it was first published in 1953, a primary goal of Ceramics Monthly magazine has been to illustrate and explain the technical aspects of ceramic art so that an individual in a studio has a high chance for success. This book has been compiled from years of technical explanation and reference material from Ceramics Monthly, and will help you interpret results in your own studio, assess recipes from others for possible use, and pursue new ideas with knowledge and confidence.

Cone 5–6 Glazes

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The first printing of Cone 5-6 Glazes: Materials & Recipes sold out quickly, but we’re happy to announce that it is back in print in a beautiful new format. This best seller brings together some of the top glaze experts in ceramics to provide you with all the information you need to create successful glazes for your pots. You know that spending hours constructing a piece doesn’t make it great, the glaze has to work as well. With Cone 5-6 Glazes, you’ll find almost 200 recipes and great insights as to how different raw materials work to provide the results you want (and maybe some you didn’t expect!).

Additions to Clay Bodies

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This book is an introduction to the use of additions in clay bodies, from hard materials like stones and glass to combustible matter, fiber, metals and color. It looks at the work of a range of contemporary international makers who are using additions to create remarkable new forms and textures in ceramic work. With an emphasis on creativity and experimentation, ceramicist Kathleen Standen reveals a range of possible effects, and profiles the extraordinary work of contemporary makers using additions in their practice.

Colour in Glazes

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A complete guide to getting a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes, Linda Bloomfield looks at a full range of materials and options for creating colors in glazes. This book is illustrated with finished work as well as an extensive collection of sample test tiles to illustrate the variety of colors possible from metal oxides in ceramics. The practical aspects of mixing, applying, testing and adjusting glazes are also explained, while a large selection of glaze recipes are included for use on earthenware, stoneware and porcelain fired in electric, gas and salt kilns. A very useful book aimed at making glazes that achieve the colors you want, and to help you broaden your palette.

Developing Glazes

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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.

The Glaze Book

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Contemporary potters are constantly developing ways of enhancing the surfaces of their work. The approaches they use are as varied as the potters themselves. This book contains recipes for glazes with fired results over the entire temperature range—from earthenware through stoneware and porcelain. Hundreds of glazed tiles illustrate the vast range of colors available to the potter, with recipes, descriptions, and tips for success. Along with glaze recipes for earthenware*, stoneware, and porcelain, there are detailed descriptions of the special processes involved with raku, luster, majolica, and sodaware. An inspirational gallery features finished items from professional potters. Tips on mixing glazes, application methods, and information about firing techniques are all to be found in this color bible for potters.

Understanding Glazes with John Britt

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In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents two-disc DVD, 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.

Glazes: Materials, Recipes and Techniques

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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.

The Potter’s Professional Handbook

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The perfect resource for individuals wishing to take the next step in their involvement with clay. Written by Steven Branfman, The Potter’s Professional Handbook covers topics ranging from determining what a professional is to equipment selection, setting up shop, marketing your work, and much more. This book provides descriptions of the items necessary for a beginning professional potter and includes visual examples of items including sales slips, purchase orders, invoices, credit slips, and even floor plans of well-known potters’ studios.

Pottery: A Life, a Lifetime

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This is a book about the experiences of Mel Jacobson as a potter during the past four decades—as a student, an apprentice, a teacher, and an avid participant in all things ceramic. Each chapter of this autobiographical account relates to a different facet or technique of pottery making, with instructive text and illustrations as well as entertaining stories from his time in Japan and candid opinions from the Clayart archives.

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