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A really useful, handy-sized guide to glazes.
on 9 May 2002
The book is divided according to clay types: earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Each section contains glaze recipes for oxidation and reduction firings. The recipes are fully illustrated with tiles, and information on the quality of the glaze (e.g. matt/satin etc), and what to use the glaze for i.e. domestic, sculptural or decorative ware.
The authors has included sections on raku and soda firing, with a basic description of how each is achieved, and relevant recipes.
However, what really made the book for me, was a gallery of respected ceramicists who describe, briefly, their techniques, and sometimes include a recipe for the specific glaze/s. It helped to put the glazes into the wider context of surface treatment, and provided invaluable inspiration.