• colouringlazes

    Science for Potters

    Science for Potters covers those aspects of science which are useful to potters and which help to give a deeper understanding of ceramic materials and processes. Aspects of geology, chemistry and materials science are covered where relevant to potters. The properties of clays are explained by examining their chemistry and structure. The various rocks and minerals used in glaze making are explored. There are clearly explained science basics, including the elements, the structure of the atom, how atoms combine to make compounds and why some compounds can be used to make coloured pigments and glazes. The deeper understanding of materials, their structure, composition, origins and how they interact will give potters greater control over and new insights into their craft.

    Science for Potters (Amazon UK)

  • glazerecipes

    The Handbook of Glaze Recipes

    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 bodies.

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