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Dry Glazes (Ceramics Handbooks) [Paperback]

Jeremy Jernegan
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30 Nov 2009 Ceramics Handbooks
This book covers everything you need to know to understand and create dry glazes. There is not much information available on dry glazes and this focuses on them entirely. Dry glazes were and are used by some potters (Lucie Rie and Hans Coper are well-known examples) and often by ceramicists creating sculpture, where a shiny glaze is inappropriate. This book covers slips and engobes, oxides and stains, matt glazes and low alumina surfaces, as well as textured and pitted glazes. It explains thoroughly what makes up a dry glaze and how to create them. It is illustrated with work by artists using these glazes, as well many test tiles of examples of dry glazes with their corresponding recipes, making it a valuable resource for ceramicists working in this area.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (30 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071367671X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713676716
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This book covers everything you need to know to create a range of glazes'
--London Potters, February/March 2010

'there is much here for the glaze enthusiast'
--Ceramic Review, January/February 2010

About the Author

Jeremy Jernegan is an Associate Professor of Art at Tulane University, USA. He has taught and lectured in art colleges and Tulane University since 1987. His work has appeared in many ceramic journals, both in the UK, USA and Australia, and he has written many articles.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have reference book 9 Dec 2010
Jeremy Jernegan has written the definitive book on dry glazes. The recipes that I have tried have all worked for me (although admittedly some were different from how they looked in the book)and the matteness of the glazes allows colours and textures to take centre stage, something that shiny glazes can mask or distract from. If you make sculptural or studio ceramics, these glazes may be just the thing you are looking for to embellish without overwhelming. Most of them look unsuitable for domestic ware owing to the ingredients and the finished textures but they remain some of the most eye catching glazes for the studio potter. I have found them to work better with stoneware than porcelain and if you stain the clay with oxides, they have a very satisfying way of bleeding through the glazes, adding to the final effect of the piece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable Book About Matte Glazes 2 May 2011
By MarkP
Though the book is aimed primarily at those interested in so-called "dry" or matte glazes, it contains a wealth of information on glaze components and how they interact with each other to form a hard colored coating on clay. The first half of the book discusses more general topics such as what makes glazes matte versus glassy; how glazes are applied; the safety considerations involved in the mixing, applying and firing of glazes; and the differences between a glaze, an engobe and a slip. The rest of the book is separated into chapters based on the base element used in the glazes they discuss (for example, sodium, potassium, boron, calcium, barium, and many more). These latter chapters are more technical in nature and much of the information is beyond my ken at present. Nevertheless, they do provide a good overview of the different possible glaze elements; their effects on glazes; and their interactions with different metallic coloring oxides.

So, if matte glazes are of interest to you, then this book is a required purchase. If, like me, you just want to increase your knowledge of glazes in general, then this book is also quite valuable. If nothing else, the book is filled with photographs of luscious ceramic works by a variety of artists, and includes the recipes they used to produce the amazing finishes on those works as well as pages of photographs of test tiles fired using those recipes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last a book on dry glazes 18 May 2010
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Being a sculptural ceramicist I am always looking for glazes that are dry, and this is the first book in this series that contains a step by step approach to these glazes. It also illustrates how you can go about developing your own dry glazes. Very comprehensive and will be useful to me for many years to come.
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4.0 out of 5 stars understanding dry glazes 19 Jan 2010
This is a useful ceramics handbook for all those wishing to understand and use dry glazes. Often used in sculpture, dry glazes add texture. It looks at all types of dry glaze and is amply illustrated with examples of work. Includes formulas to achieve effects. This is a comprehensive book, part of A&C Black's acclaimed Handbook Series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good addition 31 May 2010
By E. Lees - Published on Amazon.com
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In general, I have been pleased with the Ceramics Handbooks series, and this book is no exception. It covers a wide range of dry glazes. Although I have not yet had a chance to try any of them, I am eager to do so. My only frustration is that some of the mid-range glazes contain barium, and I am always scouting for glazes that satisfy my desire for barium-free dry but interesting glazes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars no oxidation stoneware firing applications 14 Jun 2013
By Lynette Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I chose this rating because although good for most firing there is only reduction firing glazes for stoneware firings. If you fire in oxidation there are no applicable applications
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dried expectations 15 Oct 2012
By Eliane Rosas - Published on Amazon.com
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The author's work is very serious but the larger part of the recipies contain toxic material which i particularly do not enjoy. I burn in an eletrict kiln at cone 8 and the recipies i like the most ( the texture and the colour) , are suited for cone 10 reduction, or cone 04/05, so i was a little frustrated .
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5.0 out of 5 stars top top top 4 April 2013
By M. ERICKSON - Published on Amazon.com
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this is a tip top book for any ceramic artist. really explores a plethora of alternatives to the traditional glossed out stoneware glazes found in every studio. take your work to the next level. lots of images and lots of things to try. inspiring.
5.0 out of 5 stars For Ceramic Sculptors' 8 Feb 2013
By carol mcclendon - Published on Amazon.com
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A complete and intensive glaze book, breaking glaze components into understandable categories and various firing temperatures. I've tried some of the formulas and results match or come close to the pictured test tiles. I've given this book as a gift to several student ceramic artists because it IS so good.
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