Mastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy

Mastering Cone 6 Glazes

By John Hesselberth & Ron Roy

  • Release Date: 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
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Description

Do you want your glazes to be stable or durable in use and attractive? Do you want to be sure they will not leach significant quantities of metals into food or drink? This is the first (and so far the only) book to address these questions in-depth. A wide variety of extensively tested glaze recipes are included as well as detailed guidance on formulating your own glazes.
Do you want to be sure your glazes don't craze on coming out of the kiln or after extended use? Or perhaps you do want glazes that craze for a decorative effect. This is the only book that gives an in-depth discussion of how to prevent (or cause) crazing and the related problems of shivering and dunting.
Do you want to know how you can test your glazes and pottery to be sure they are suitable for their intended use? A number of practical, inexpensive, in-studio tests are described that you may want to use.
All of this information and more is explained in terms potters can readily understand. This is a ground-breaking book that studio potters, teachers of ceramics, students and others will find to be an invaluable source of useful reference information on cone 6 glazes. Although some information is specific to cone 6, the principles of making stable and attractive glazes apply also to other firing temperatures.

Reviews

  • Mrs Anneke Knegtmans

    5
    By Anneke Knegtmans
    This is the first book about pottery and glazes which I read from cover to cover within 3 days. It does explain so much about glazes. I live in New Zealand, I am a hobby potter and had to give it up for 17 years due to my work. Coming back to it I want to do it with better glazes. In the past I have been to pottery schools and workshops but never came out of it with the same feeling I have now. I feel completely charged with knowledge. Of course I have to reread again while putting this into practice. This book opens a new world for me. I will certainly start testing some or more of these glazes. since the last 3-4 months I have been searching the net to learn as much as possible. This book is just top of the range in comparison what I found so far. Thank you so much for passing on this knowledge in this format.

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