Understanding Glazes

Understanding Glazes

By focusing on the process of making ceramic coatings, their chemical makeup, and the properties of these coatings, Understanding Glazes is a book that will appeal to a wide-ranging audience from industries involved in the manufacturing of ...

Author: Richard A. Eppler

Publisher: Wiley-American Ceramic Society

ISBN: UOM:39015066807911

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 326

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Current advances in the formulation and chemical aspects of glazes and glass coatings make this comprehensive resource the most up-to-date reference on glazes for the ceramics industry and studio potter. By focusing on the process of making ceramic coatings, their chemical makeup, and the properties of these coatings, Understanding Glazes is a book that will appeal to a wide-ranging audience from industries involved in the manufacturing of tile, ceramic coating materials, sanitaryware, tableware, hobby and giftware to faculty and students in ceramic engineering, to studio potters.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Crystalline Glazes

Crystalline Glazes

Crystalline Glazes: Understanding the Process and Materials is a complete course in this most esoteric of ceramic arts which will be of use to beginners and seasoned potters alike.

Author: Fara Shimbo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1490396357

Category: Crystalline glazes

Page: 134

View: 584

Crystalline Glazes: Understanding the Process and Materials is a complete course in this most esoteric of ceramic arts which will be of use to beginners and seasoned potters alike. All aspects of developing, mixing, coloring, applying and firing to maximize the beauty of these glazes are covered in detail in an easy to read, one-on-one style. Illustrations of various aspects of glazing, color combinations using both readily-available and rare-earth colorants are included, as are recipes for tried-and-true glazes that will help you on your path to success.
Categories: Crystalline glazes

New Ceramics Special Effect Glazes

New Ceramics  Special Effect Glazes

Understanding glazes 1 Diagram showing the alumina and silica range of
various special-effect glazes. The effect of changing the alumina and silica in
porcelain glazes fired to cone 11 with constant 0.7 CaO. The flux ratio 0.3 K of 2
O 1:5 and ...

Author: Linda Bloomfield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781912217892

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 956

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. In this informative handbook discover how you can create these 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 colour and texture of the glaze, alongside practical fixes to familiar glaze-making problems.
Categories: Art

Dry Glazes

Dry Glazes

In his book Revealing Glazes, Ian Currie explains his excellent approach to
testing and understanding glazes based on what he calls a standard recipe grid
system. Currie uses a rectangular grid framework to organise a series of step
tests ...

Author: Jeremy Jernegan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713676716

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 219

A comprehensive guide to understanding and using dry glazes on ceramic works.
Categories: Art

The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes

The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes

... understanding and predicting glaze behavior and is used in the many glaze -
chemistry software programs and books around the world . Rather than discuss
the mathematic steps that are used to arrive at Seger ' s Unity Molecular Formula
 ...

Author: John Britt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1600592163

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 160

"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.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The Ceramic Spectrum

The Ceramic Spectrum

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.

Author: Robin Hopper

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574983024

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 909

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.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Glazes from a Potter s Perspective

Glazes from a Potter s Perspective

The book is filled with valuable information from the vast glazing experimentation and experience of master potter, Steve Loucks.

Author: Steve Loucks

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692067752

Category: Glazes

Page: 164

View: 284

Glazes from a Potter's Perspective: A Simple, Kitchen-Method Approach to Understanding Glaze Development¿ is a book that demystifies and explains glazes from a potter's perspective. The book is filled with valuable information from the vast glazing experimentation and experience of master potter, Steve Loucks. His testing methods and approach differ from the scientific approach for making glazes where ceramic engineers think in terms of what and how many molecules of certain chemicals make up the glaze within their ratios and limits to Steve¿s approach that is from a potter's perspective. He goes right to the tests using the actual ingredients that are available from ceramic supply centers to make glazes. His simple, kitchen-method approach is easy to understand without the complicated use of mathematical, ceramic engineering calculations, or the need for software programs. It goes right to the glaze tests to see how much and to what extent an influencing ingredient has on a glaze, the actual instead of predicted results. His testing methods and processes, which are outlined and illustrated throughout the book, are easy to follow yielding effective, useful results while using the glaze materials in a resourceful manner to be environmentally responsible. The book begins by identifying the numerous characteristics that differentiate and distinguish the various glazes that he has worked with throughout his ceramics career to provide a common vocabulary for ceramic artists. Glazes are explained first in theory and then in reality. Further discussion outlines the component parts that make up a glaze to gain an understanding on how to evaluate a glaze to adjust its melting temperature, flow, and surface qualities. Then, the testing procedures are outlined and illustrated to accomplish those tasks. Additional information includes the influencing factors affecting a glaze, glaze application methods, and firing processes. A supplemental chapter lists the glaze recipes used on the pieces illustrated in the book of his and the contributing editor, Lynnette Hesser's work, including the glazing processes used on each piece. Steve's goal is to help ceramic artists gain a better understanding of glazes for greater success with their glazing, glaze development, and artwork.
Categories: Glazes

Understanding Materials Science

Understanding Materials Science

This was followed by a second firing , during which the glassy particles fused into
an amorphous layer . The second firing is often at a lower temperature , being
just sufficient to fuse the glaze . Incidentally , the Egyptians also glazed beads
and ...

Author: Rolf E. Hummel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387209395

Category: Science

Page: 440

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This introduction for engineers examines not only the physical properties of materials, but also their history, uses, development, and some of the implications of resource depletion and materials substitutions.
Categories: Science

The Ceramic Glaze Handbook

The Ceramic Glaze Handbook

“No pot is left unturned, as the author features elegant examples of major glaze techniques.”—Booklist. “This well-illustrated handbook...covers glaze chemistry, application techniques, firing, and problem solving.

Author: Mark Burleson

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579904394

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 188

“No pot is left unturned, as the author features elegant examples of major glaze techniques.”—Booklist. “This well-illustrated handbook...covers glaze chemistry, application techniques, firing, and problem solving. Color photographs comparing fired samples are particularly good.”—Library Journal. “An invaluable reference”—National Ceramics.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Crystal Glazes

Crystal Glazes

Author: Fara M. Shimbo

Publisher:

ISBN: 0973442514

Category: Crystalline glazes

Page: 171

View: 121

Categories: Crystalline glazes

Ash Glazes

Ash Glazes

A glaze also requires a stabiliser , alumina . This material acts as a link between
the silica and the alkaline fluxes to create a stable glass . My own approach to
glaze making is one of ' try it and see ' based upon an understanding of how ...

Author: Phil Rogers

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812237218

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 533

Ash glaze, as the name suggests, is a glaze derived from ashes. The earliest such glazes can be traced back to the Shang period in China (c. 1500 B.C.), and it is thought they were produced accidentally, the result of white-hot wood ash being carried through the kiln with the draft of the fire and settling onto the pots, where the searing white heat melted it to a glass. Three thousand years later, wood ash remains an important and immensely popular feature of pottery glaze making. For the modern potter, the satisfaction of working with ash glazes comes from following an ancient tradition as well as from using materials that occur naturally. The results of different wood ashes often vary dramatically, making it possible to achieve a wide range of unique finishes. Even wood from the same species of tree garnered just miles apart can produce subtly different results. In this second edition of Ash Glazes, Phil Rogers covers the history of ash glazes and proceeds to discuss the practicalities of collecting and testing wood ashes and transforming them into glazes. In the final portion of the book, he looks at the work of some leading international potters whose work is typified by the array of finishes that they achieve through their use of wood ash glazes. Images of their work offer an impressive display of the colors and techniques possible through this glazing technique. Ash Glazes has been designed as an introduction and practical handbook to the subject. It will provide inspiration for working potters and delight for all those interested in contemporary ceramics.
Categories: Art

Cone 5 6 Glazes

Cone 5 6 Glazes

This book features the research of more than thirty potters and glaze enthusiasts who have dedicated hundreds of hours of research into finding and understanding materials and glazes that provide the right effect for their pottery.

Author: Bill Jones

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574983369

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

View: 367

"Whether you're just getting started with making glazes or you're a seasoned pro, there's something for everyone in Cone 5-6 Glazes: Materials and Recipes. This book features the research of more than thirty potters and glaze enthusiasts who have dedicated hundreds of hours of research into finding and understanding materials and glazes that provide the right effect for their pots. Bringing together a wealth of information published in Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated over the past 30 years, this book will be an invaluable resource in any ceramic library. In Cone 5-6 Glazes you'll discover an easy way to test, tips for glazing, and insights into key glaze materials such as frits, feldspars, iron, commercial stains, and more. if you're looking for glazes with a special effect, you'll find snowflake crackles, crystals, Bristols, and saturated mattes just to name a few. And, of course, there are recipes - all in the cone 5-6 firing range. Whether you're an old pro or new to making glazes, you'll discover a wealth of inspiring information that will help you develop a personal palette for your ceramic work that you can call your own." -- Publisher's description.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Glazes Cone 6

Glazes Cone 6

Thermal expansion is the key to understanding glaze - body fit . A piece of pottery
is constantly at the mercy of its environment , with variations in temperature
causing the clay and the glaze to expand and contract . The problem facing the ...

Author: Michael Bailey

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812217829

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 631

Traditionally potters fired their work either at low temperatures, as for earthenware, or at the high temperature that stoneware requires. However, a growing number of potters, particularly those who use electric kilns, are firing to a middle-range temperature, of which cone 6 is typical. Using middle range temperatures saves fuel and expense, reduces wear on electric elements, and yet allows the potter to achieve features shared by earthenware and stoneware. Because of the popularity of this technique, pottery suppliers have recently begun developing clay bodies and glazes suitable for the temperature range. In Glazes Cone 6 Mike Bailey surveys the growing trend in middle-temperature firing and guides the reader by practical knowledge. He discusses a range of different glazes, including special effects, glaze stains, and underglaze colors, giving both recipes and tips for ensuring success.
Categories: Art

Glazes for the Self Reliant Potter

Glazes     for the Self Reliant Potter

There are few existing books which offer much help in this area, especially
working in the low temperature range from 900 °C–1100 °C, where lead glazes
have been the tradition but which now, with greater understanding of health
hazards, ...

Author: Henrik Norsker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783663068655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 179

View: 477

Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Potter s Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

The Potter s Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

A dictionary of materials and techniques for craft potters.

Author: Frank Hamer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0713664088

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 437

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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.
Categories: Ceramic materials

The Self reliant Potter

The Self reliant Potter

Understanding glazes, raw glazing, simple kiln building and wheel building.

Author: Andrew Holden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: PSU:000010283363

Category: Glazes

Page: 144

View: 554

Understanding glazes, raw glazing, simple kiln building and wheel building.
Categories: Glazes

Oriental Glazes

Oriental Glazes

CWY 505 KUTERSN THERMOMETER 92 ENTER HOLE 0 CHE TYPE REL SET
TYPE ( SECOND DISPLAY ) Oxygen - probes These sample the atmosphere in
the kiln and can greatly increase the efficiency , as well as one's understanding ...

Author: Michael Bailey

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812218906

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Oriental Glazes offers a complete overview of the art of high fire reduction glazing, which can be notoriously difficult to master. Michael Bailey has provided in-depth research to bring a wide variety of Oriental glazes to the reader with explanations, notes, and direction where needed. He discusses recipes, chemical make-up, and troubleshooting, and examines current artists' use of these unique glazes. A wide variety of techniques and glazes are presented, from celadons and tekmokus to the more specialized tea dust and hare's fur. Oriental Glazes is an instructive guide that emphasizes firing in a flame kiln (using gas, oil, propane, or wood), with the oxygen supply restricted at the top end of the firing. This creates the reducing effect that brings about the changes, especially to the metallic coloring oxides copper and iron, that produce the subtle and beautiful qualities associated with the classic Far Eastern glazes. This clear and practical volume offers a starting point for beginners and a rich source of recipes and approaches to the established potter. With his logical, organized format and encouraging tone, Bailey's handbook is a clear and comprehensive guide on how to produce these striking glazes today.
Categories: Art