Crystalline Glazes

Crystalline Glazes

Book - 2005
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University of Pennsylvania Press

This book describes the clays and kilns most suitable for crystalline glazes. It explains how to glaze, provides glaze recipes, and discusses how to fire in both oxidation and reduction conditions. A how-to to this challenging ceramics technique.


Crystalline glazes have a magical quality that appeals to many ceramicists, but producing these glazes can be technically difficult. Diane Creber tackles the problems encountered in using this challenging medium. She describes the clays and kilns most suitable, explains how to glaze, provides glaze recipes, and discusses how to fire in both oxidation and reduction conditions. She also briefly sketches the history of crystalline glazes.

A useful guide to this exciting subject, Crystalline Glazes is perfect for both the student and the experienced potter experimenting with this technique. The second edition includes a new chapter, profiling the work of 14 potters from around the globe. These artists discuss their approaches, techniques, and recipes for achieving successful crystalline glazes.



Publisher: London : A & C Black ; Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780812219258
0812219252
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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