Ceramic Glazes

Ceramic Glazes

The Complete Handbook

  1. Brian Taylor
  2. Kate Doody
  • ISBN 9780500517406
  • 25.40 x 21.50 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 320pp
  • 230 Illustrations, 230 in colour
  • First published 2014

The ultimate collection of ceramic glazes, and how they were made

A feast for the eyes, this inspiring gallery of beautiful and remarkable ceramic pieces includes work from a broad range of exceptional contemporary ceramic artists, each of whom offers an inside look at their glazing process, including their special recipes and the techniques for using them.

Ceramic Glazes

The book is organized by temperature range, with special firing techniques for salt and wood, and sub-categorized by method of application, so the potter can easily find work that relates to his or her own practice, or simply discover other creative approaches.

With a section that focuses on the conceptual aspects of glaze as colour and how to harness colour in your work, a technical how-to section, and a detailed glossary, this book brings together a vast range of skills, techniques and technical data in one volume to provide an essential resource for all ceramicists, whether student or professional.

Chapter 1: On Colour
    Introduction to Colour Theory
    The Human Element
    Colours Defined

Chapter 2: Understanding Glazes
    Introduction to Glazes
    Firing Kilns and
    Measuring Heat
    Materials in the Lab
    Ceramic Material List
    Glaze Defects an Remedies
    Health and Safety

Chapter 3: Making, Testing, and Applying Glazes
    Introduction to Glaze Testing
    How to Mix a Glaze
    Testing Glazes
    Glaze Application Techniques
    Decorations Techniques

Chapter 4: The Glaze Collection