Synopses & Reviews
With hundreds of recipes for some of the most popular and enduring high-fire glazes used today, this reference will prove a boon to ceramicists who want to master this complex aspect of the art. Author John Britt, who recently served as Clay Coordinator at the respected Penland School of Crafts, has personally tested many of the recipes himself, and carefully reviews every one. He offers a thorough examination of glaze materials, chemistry, and tools, and presents the basics of mixing, application, and firing procedures. Theres specific information on each type of glaze, including copper, iron, shino, salt/soda, crystalline, and more. An exhaustive index of subjects and a separate index of glaze recipes will help ceramicists find what they need, quickly and easily.
According to Ceramics Monthly, approximately 75% of potters glaze their pieces at mid-range temperaturesand#8212;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 all the factors that make glazes work. See how to boost colors with intense stains, washes, and underglazes; achieve stunning results that equal high-fire glazing, and expand the frontiers of mid-range with tips for wood, salt, and soda firing.and#160;
About the Author
and#160;John Britt has been a potter and teacher for more than 30 years. A former studio manager for the prestigious Penland School of Crafts, John currently works out of his own studio in Bakersville, in the mountains of western North Carolina. He is the glaze expert and a frequent contributor for the leading ceramics magazine, Ceramics Monthly, as well as the top ceramics website Ceramic Arts Daily. He is also an occasional contributor to nearly every other notable ceramic publication, including Ceramic Review, Studio Potter, Clay Times, and New Ceramics. Britt is the author of The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes, was the juror for 500 Bowls, and acted as technical editor for The Art and Craft of Ceramics (Lark) and Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artistand#39;s Guide to Glaze and Color (Barronand#39;s Educational Series). John has been in over 100 shows nationally and internationally, receiving prizes, awards, and fellowships for his ceramic work.