Special Effect Glazes

In her third glaze book, Special Effect Glazes, renowned author, scientist, and potter Linda Bloomfield guides you through the exciting world of special effect glazes. A whole variety of glazes are explored, including crackle glazes, crystal glazes, crater glazes, lichen glazes and drippy glazes. You'll discover how each glaze ingredient contributes to the end result, from the ... (Scroll down for more!)

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Softcover | 160 Pages

Order code B204 | ISBN 978-157498-396-8


… volcanic effects of silicon carbide, to the mottling and streaking powers of rutile.

Make your glazes stand out!

From drippy and crackle, to ash and lichen glazes, experienced ceramicist Linda Bloomfield guides you through the world of special effect glazes. Beautifully illustrated with pieces from both emerging and established potters that showcase stunning copper oxide-blues, metallic bronzes and manganese-pink crystal glazes, Special Effect Glazes is packed full of recipes to try out: from functional oilspot glazes using iron oxide, to explosive lava glazes.

You’ll learn:

  • How to create dazzling surface effects
  • How to modify a base glaze to promote crystals, crazing, dripping, and more
  • Basic chemistry of ceramic glazes, along with discussions of common glaze materials
  • A variety of special effect techniques to use in your work
  • Practical solutions for fixing unwanted glaze results
  • Plus, a ton of recipes to try!

Create fantastic finishes!

In this informative handbook, you’ll discover how you can create fantastic effects and learn the basic chemistry behind glazes in order to adjust and experiment with your unique pieces. Discussed are materials and stains, how to find them and how they affect the color and texture of the glaze, alongside practical fixes to familiar glaze-making problems.

Special Effect Glazes is essential for any ceramic artist interested in creating eye-catching glazes or wanting to develop their knowledge of glaze-making. After reading this book, you’ll be more than ready to experiment with your own formulas to achieve the perfect finish.

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