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Developing Glazes

Developing your own glazes can be tricky and success is dependent on many factors. In this book, ceramicist Greg Daly aims to demystify the process with practical advice and complete, step-by-step instructions. He covers all the essentials, from planning your recipes and recording results to mixing glazes and finding the correct firing temperature. This hands-on technical guidance is supported with helpful how-to images and example tests and recipes. For any potter beginning to experiment with fired colour, texture and decoration in their work, Developing Glazes is an essential reference, revealing workable, exciting methods for achieving the glaze results you want.
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A comprehensive, practical guide to developing, testing, applying and firing your own glazes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The journey begins Chapter 2 - Getting started Chapter 3 - Systems for testing Chapter 4 - Fluxes and colour Chapter 5 - Developing colour Chapter 6 - Oxide response in glazes Chapter 7 - Recipes

About the Author

Greg Daly is an Australian ceramic artist of international standing, with works held in over 70 galleries and museums worldwide, as well as 75 solo exhibitions to his name. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva and a lecturer for the Ceramics Workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra. An acclaimed teacher, he has presented over 150 ceramics workshops and lectures around the world, and has previously written two books, Glazes and Glazing Techniques and Lustre.


The book is a good, even exciting, read. Daly's intense character shines through every page. It is enjoyable reading, especially chapter one where the author explains all aspects and strings together all the possible things that can occur in a firing and why different kilns give different results. It's not easy to sting all these happenings together developmentally and hold the reader's interest. But he does. -- Frank Hamer * Shards - South Wales Potters Newsletter *

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