Glaze

The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color

Author: Brian Taylor,Kate Doody

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764166426

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 7616

Potters of all levels will find a wealth of guidance on the glazing process as several of today's leading ceramicists share the recipes behind their most stunning works of art. Includes more than 450 beautiful illustrations, technical how-to section, and detailed glossary.
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Electric Kiln Ceramics

A Guide to Clays and Glazes

Author: Richard Zakin

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873496049

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 7381

Get the Best Results From Your Electric Kiln &break;&break;Electric kilns offer the ceramist safety, convenience, and reliability and have gained tremendous popularity among a wide range of ceramists. &break;&break;In this third edition of Electric Kiln Ceramics, noted ceramist and teacher Richard Zakin provides information to help you make the best possibly use of your electric kiln. &break;&break;Beginning with an introduction to electric kilns and the various clays and glazes best suited to their use, the book addresses all aspects of using these kilns, including appropriate ceramic surfaces, imagery creation strategies, loading and firing, and safety practices. &break;&break;Dozens of clay body and glazy recipes formulated specifically for use in electric kilns &break;&break;Step-by-step photos and directions for several processes, including clay mixing, glazy testing, sprigging and stamping &break;&break;Extensive information on the structure of the electric kiln, how to maintain it, and how to purchase the kiln that's right for you &break;&break;Essays and interviews with noted ceramists who fire in electric kilns
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The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes

Glazing & Firing at Cones 4-7

Author: John Britt

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454707776

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 191

View: 1506

According to Ceramics Monthly, most potters glaze their pieces at mid-range temperatures—and this complete studio guide eliminates the guesswork from the popular process. Along with hundreds of recipes, it explores mixing, application, specific firing and cooling cycles, and much more. See how to boost colors, achieve results that equal high-fire glazing, and stretch your boundaries with new techniques.
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The Ceramics Bible

The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

Author: Louisa Taylor

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101620

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 4414

Ceramicists have been plying their art and craft for thousands of years, and never more prolifically than today. The Ceramics Bible is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject. Brimming with more than 700 full-color photos and illustrations, this is the new definitive guide for serious ceramics practitioners. Inside are step-by-step instructions on molding, firing, and glazing techniques, generously accompanied by detailed photographs. Also included are beautiful examples of contemporary work, plus plenty of historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, and collectors, this is a tremendously valuable addition to the vibrant world of ceramics.
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Colour in Glazes

Author: Linda Bloomfield

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217670

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2068

A complete guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colourful glazes for the studio potter, Colour in Glazes looks at all the methods of acheiving colour in glazes, focusing on colouring oxides in detail, including the newly available rare earth oxides. Types of base glazes and the fluxes used to make them are discussed in relation to colour response. Emphasis is placed on using colouring oxides to achieve depth and variety of colour, rather than just resorting to commercial ceramic stains. The practical aspects of mixing, applying, testing and adjusting glazes are explained. and a large section of test tiles and glaze recipes is included, for use on white earthenware, stoneware and porcelain fired in electric, gas and salt kilns. A very useful book aimed at making glazes to achieve the colour you want, and to help you broaden your palette.
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A Glaze of Color

Creating Color and Design on Ceramics

Author: Jane Davies

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780823021192

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 2955

Ceramics artist Jane Davies demonstrates how to decorate the surface of ready-made bisqueware and tiles using commercially produced decorating colors known as underglazes. Step-by-step directions for brushing, shading, sponging, stamping, stenciling, and more are provided. 200 color photos.
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The Potter's Complete Book of Clay and Glazes

Author: James Chappell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 416

View: 6025

A comprehensive recipe guide to preparing, testing and adjusting clays and glazes to eliminate toxic compounds. An impressive array of roughly 1,200 formulas presented in an easy-to-follow format.
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The Potter's Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook

An Essential Guide to Choosing, Working, and Designing with Clay and Glaze in the Ceramic Studio

Author: Jeff Zamek

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 9781592535224

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 1578

Mastering clays and glazes is a feat of both art and science, and navigating everyday issues in the pottery studio requires expert advice...and lots of practice! -- p.[4] of cover.
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The Glaze Book

Author: Stephen Murfitt

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873492768

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 8614

"Everything you wanted to know about glazes in one volume. Over 700 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 specialist 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 new color bible for potters."--Cover.
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Clay and Glazes for the Potter

Author: Daniel Rhodes

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 248

View: 7108

My purpose in writing this book has been to present in as clear and understandable form as possible the important facts about ceramic materials and their use in pottery. The ceramic medium has a rich potential. It is so various and adaptable that each culture and each succeeding generation finds in it a new means of expression. As a medium, it is capable of great beauty of form, color, and texture, and its expressions are unique not only for variety but for permanence and utility as well. To make full use of the medium, the ceramist or potter not only needs skill, imagination, and artistic vision, but he also needs to have a sound knowledge of the technical side of the craft. This knowledge has not been easy to come by, and many of those seriously engaged in pottery have learned through endless experimentation and discouraging failures. It is hoped that the present work will enable the creative worker to go more directly to his goal in pottery, and that it will enable him to experiment intelligently and with a minimum of lost effort. While technical information must not be considered as an end in itself, it is a necessary prerequisite to a free and creative choice of means in ceramics. None of the subjects included are dealt with exhaustively, and I have tried not to overwhelm the reader with details. The information given is presented in as practical form as possible, and no more technical data or chemical theory is given than has been thought necessary to clarify the subject. This work is organized as follows: Part One—Clay Chapter I. Geologic Origins of Clay Chapter 2. The Chemical Composition of Clay Chapter 3. The Physical Nature of Clay Chapter 4. Drying and Firing Clay Chapter 5. Kinds of Clay Chapter 6. Clay Bodies Chapter 7. Mining and Preparing Clay Part Two—Glazes Chapter 8. The Nature of Glass and Glazes Chapter 9. Early Types of Glazes Chapter 10. The Oxides and Their Function in Glaze Forming Chapter 11. Glaze Materials Chapter 12. Glaze Calculations, Theory and Objectives Chapter 13. Glaze Calculation Using Materials Containing More Than One Oxide Chapter 14. Calculating Glaze Formulas from Batches or Recipes Chapter 15. Practical Problems in Glaze Calculation Chapter 16. The Composition of Glazes Chapter 17. Types of Glazes Chapter 18. Originating Glaze Formulas Chapter 19. Fritted Glazes Chapter 20. Glaze Textures Chapter 21. Sources of Color in Glazes Chapter 22. Methods of Compounding and Blending Colored Glazes Chapter 23. Glaze Mixing and Application Chapter 24. Firing Glazes Chapter 25. Glaze Flaws Chapter 26. Engobes Chapter 27. Underglaze Colors and Decoration Chapter 28. Overglaze Decoration Chapter 29. Reduction Firing and Reduction Glazes Chapter 30. Special Glazes and Glaze Effects
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The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes

Author: John Britt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592164

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 5617

"With recipes for mixing, testing, applying, and firing hundreds of high-fire glazes, this fully illustrated reference will help all ceramists gain a better understanding of glazes and the factors that make them work."--Book Jacket.
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Natural Glazes

Collecting and Making

Author: Miranda Forrest

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217526

Category:

Page: 112

View: 478

Making your own glazes is a fascinating and rewarding process, even more so when making them from collected ingredients. With little equipment and following a few basic principles, it is possible to harvest glaze ingredients from your local environment, such as clay, subsoil, plants and seashells, to achieve beautiful results in the kiln. Whether you wish to make an entire glaze using collected materials, or just want to use them as additions to existing base recipes, Miranda Forrest explains how to source and prepare natural ingredients, from degraded rocks to seaweed, as well as giving step-by-step instructions for mixing a glaze, testing samples, and finally applying glazes and firing your work. Contributions from contemporary ceramicists who use natural glaze ingredients give a detailed insight into their working methods and intriguing results.Encouraging experimentation and a creative approach, Natural Glazes is a vital resource for anyone wishing to work in a more natural, sustainable way to develop their unique glaze effects.
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Smashing glazes

53 artists share insights and recipes

Author: Susan Peterson

Publisher: Guild Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1144

Glazing pottery is an ancient process, dating back 25,000 years, yet is a medium and art form that is still being explored and advanced today. So many variables go into creating a beautiful glaze--from ingredients to application to firing--that their recipes are prized among potters. This breathtaking collection of work from 53 ceramic artists goes beyond a mere gallery of their work, inviting readers into their studios to share their insights into the aesthetics of ceramic surfaces as well as the formulas for some of their most successful glazes. Susan Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Hunter College, is the author of five previous books about ceramics, including The Craft and Art of Clay, now in its third edition. Her home and studio are in Carefree, Arizona.
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The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

Author: Frank Hamer,Janet Hamer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780713664089

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 437

View: 2843

A dictionary of materials and techniques for craft potters. It covers the sources and character of materials, the behaviour of clays and glaze materials during forming and firing processes, forming methods and glaze construction, and explanations of terminology and historical developments.
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Developing Glazes

Author: Greg Daly

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217496

Category:

Page: 128

View: 8720

Developing your own glazes can be tricky and success is dependent on many factors. In this book, ceramicist Greg Daly aims to demystify the process with practical advice and complete, step-by-step instructions. He covers all the essentials, from planning your recipes and recording results to mixing glazes and finding the correct firing temperature. This hands-on technical guidance is supported with helpful how-to images and example tests and recipes.For any potter beginning to experiment with fired colour, texture and decoration in their work, Developing Glazes is an essential reference, revealing workable, exciting methods for achieving the glaze results you want.
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The Ceramic Spectrum

A Simplified Approach to Glaze and Color Development

Author: Robin Hopper

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: 9781574983029

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 2346

This is your complete guide to materials and color testing, mixing, and blending. You'll investigate 42 specific colors in 134 variations, all usable in a wide range of temperatures and atmospheres.
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Dry Glazes

Author: Jeremy Jernegan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 071367671X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8615

A comprehensive guide to understanding and using dry glazes on ceramic works.
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The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes

Author: Emmanuel Cooper

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237719

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 9556

The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes is a must for potters and ceramicists of all abilities interested in creating their own glazes.
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