The Handbook of Glaze Recipes

The Handbook of Glaze Recipes

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The Handbook of Glaze Recipes is an essential studio companion for any potter. Covering a comprehensive range of glazes including porcelain, crystalline and raku as well as stoneware and earthenware, each recipe is illustrated with a useful test tile to demonstrate the effects of opaque, matte, and transparent glazes on different clays and at varying temperatures, and numbered for ease of reference. The book also features an introduction to the basics of mixing, applying and adjusting glazes, and correcting typical glaze faults. It also includes many clay body recipes, including a variety of ones for porcelain, wood firing and even Egyptian paste. Compiled by studio potter and glaze expert Linda Bloomfield, and based not only on on years of meticulously recorded tests, but also researched from a large assortment of established ceramic artists, The Handbook of Glaze Recipes is a must-have resource for any potter wishing to experiment or expand their glazes and clay more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 172 x 236 x 18mm | 559.99g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ~195 colour illus
  • 1408183684
  • 9781408183687
  • 72,871

About Linda Bloomfield

Linda Bloomfield has been involved with pottery since 1973, although her career path led her to train as a materials scientist. She received a BSc in Engineering Science and a PhD in Materials Science from Warwick University, UK. After stints as a visiting scholar at MIT and as researcher in Tsukuba, Japan and London, she set up her current studio in London in 2001. Since 2003 she has been selling through galleries across the UK and internationally, and her tableware is stocked by Liberty and David Mellor. She is a frequent contributor to Ceramic Review and is the author of two previous books, Colour in Glazes (Bloomsbury, 2011) and Contemporary Tableware (Bloomsbury, 2013).show more

Table of contents

Introduction Glaze materials Glaze temperatures Mixing and applying glazes Adjusting glazes and correcting glaze faults Low-fire glaze recipes Mid-fire glaze recipes High-fire glaze recipes Special glaze recipes Clay body recipes Appendicesshow more

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This is a book which I know I'm going to use. Her satin glazes are particularly appealing, and there are sections on the more experimental aspects ... I feel inspired by this book and I hope others will too. -- Mary Cousins * Shards * If there is a classic among the publications on ceramic techniques, it is undoubtedly this recipe book -- Wladimir Vivas * Infoceramica (Bloomsbury translation) *show more

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