Developing your own glazes can be tricky because success depends on so many factors. In Developing Glazes, Australian ceramic artist Greg Daly aims to...(Scroll for more.)
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Softcover | 128 Pages
Order code B126 | ISBN 978-1-57498-331-9
…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 book to start with
For any potter beginning to experiment with fired color, texture and decoration in their work, Developing Glazes is an essential reference, revealing workable, exciting techniques for achieving the glaze results you want. You’ll discover the importance of recording, weighing, mixing, safety, and various systems for testing.
Covers all the essentials
Greg covers all the essentials, from planning your recipes and recording results to mixing glazes and finding the correct firing temperature. You’ll understand how variables like materials, the clay body, heat, type of fuel, kiln atmosphere, glaze application and even how you interact with a glaze all affect your results.
Hands on guidance
This hands-on technical guidance is supported with helpful how-to images and literally images of hundreds of test tiles showing results of firing different recipes at earthenware, mid-range and high fire temperatures in both oxidation and reduction atmospheres. These test tiles reveal how different amounts of colorants and basic ingredients can affect color and maturing points.
Recipes, recipes, recipes
The final section of Developing Glazes contains 17 pages of glaze recipes and hundreds of fired examples. You’ll be able to see how different colorants and fluxes change when added in different amounts, fired to different temperature ranges, and fired in different atmospheres. Since Greg is Australian, he’s included an appendix showing equivalent frits and raw materials, but the important thing these pages reveal is just how much variety is available from any combination of materials.
About Greg Daly
Greg Daly is an Australian ceramic artist of international standing, with works held in more than 70 galleries and museums worldwide, as well as 75 solo exhibitions to his name. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva and a lecturer for the Ceramics Workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra. An acclaimed teacher, he has presented more than 150 ceramics workshops and lectures around the world, and is the author of Glazes and Glazing Techniques and Lustre. To learn more aBout Greg, visit his website www.gregdaly.com.au.