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Comprehensive and well researched
on 4 December 2011
This excellent book by Linda Bloomfield contains invaluable information about the formulation of glazes. Linda has a science background and a sure grasp of her subject. The writing is clear and informative. The Book is well structured and Linda explains the complexities of combining glaze ingredients with considerable insight. Stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, raku and crystalline glazes are all covered and the book is well illustrated with photographs. Example glaze recipes from a wide range of sources are included and I came away from the book with a renewed desire to make experimental glaze tests of my own. Although focused on electric kiln firing the book also has examples of live flame ceramics and glaze recipes for comparison. A comprehensive and well researched guide for anyone who wants to start making their own glazes and a worthy addition to the library of the studio potter.