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Title:
The art of crystalline glazing : basic techniques
Author:
Price, Jon, 1959-
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Publication Information:
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications, [2003]

©2003
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158 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780873496032
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Book

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Summary

This title has how-to exercises which cover every aspect of creating crystalline glazes with 55 recipes and a firing schedule for each. There is also a discussion of low-fire glazes, frit making, the fundamentals of secondary crystals and troubleshooting tips to help prevent or correct problems.


Author Notes

Jon Price is a third generation potter and has been working with crystalline glazing since 1989
Jon's father, LeRoy, teaches at the University of California, Irvine, and has been involved in ceramics for more than 35 years, specializing in glaze development. He has over 10,000 carefully cataloged test tiles of crystalline glazes


Table of Contents

List of Exercisesp. 10
Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 Clay Bodiesp. 16
Suitable Bodiesp. 17
Clay Bodies We Usep. 19
Porcelain Body Recipesp. 20
Bisque Firingp. 21
Body Defectsp. 21
Test Shapesp. 21
Formp. 22
What Others Sayp. 25
Chapter 2 The Glazep. 26
Commercial Glazesp. 27
Glazes You Makep. 27
Glaze Categoriesp. 29
Glaze Ingredientsp. 32
Which Glaze to Use?p. 35
Measurement Accuracyp. 35
What Others Sayp. 35
Chapter 3 Glaze Recipesp. 36
Topic for Investigation: Creating Your Own Glazep. 41
Chapter 4 Glaze Mixing and Applicationp. 42
Glaze Mixingp. 43
The Liquidp. 43
Glaze Suspensionp. 44
How Much Liquid?p. 46
Glaze Applicationp. 46
Glaze Thicknessp. 48
What Others Sayp. 53
About Glaze Mixingp. 53
About Glaze Applicationp. 53
Chapter 5 Firing Schedulesp. 54
Basic Schedulep. 55
Topic for Investigation: Higher Crystal-Growing Temperaturesp. 56
Norton's Investigationp. 57
Determining a Good Schedulep. 58
Maximum Temperaturep. 59
Crystal-Growing Temperaturep. 60
Creating Halosp. 61
Firing Test Samplesp. 62
Controlling the Temperaturep. 63
Suggested Firing Schedulesp. 66
What Others Sayp. 70
About Rates of Temperature Changesp. 70
About Getting Halos on Crystalsp. 70
Chapter 6 Pre-Firing Proceduresp. 71
High-Temperature Kiln Washp. 72
Pedestals and Catch Basinsp. 72
Chapter 7 Firingp. 80
The Kilnp. 81
Loading the Kilnp. 81
Monitoring Crystal Growthp. 81
What Others Sayp. 81
Chapter 8 Post-Firing Proceduresp. 84
Removing the Pedestalp. 85
Smoothing the Bottomp. 87
Rough Grindingp. 87
Fine Grindingp. 87
Chapter 9 Coloring the Glazep. 89
Using Commercial Stainsp. 91
Topic for Investigation: Stains in Low-Temperature Glazesp. 92
Using Metallic Oxidesp. 95
Color Recommendationsp. 100
Adding the Colorantp. 103
Layering Glazesp. 104
Chapter 10 Low-Fire Glazesp. 106
Lowering Temperaturesp. 107
Topic for Investigation: Low-Fire Glaze Studyp. 107
Glaze Recipesp. 108
Topic for Investigation: Creating New Low-Fire Glazesp. 110
Colorantsp. 110
Firing Schedulesp. 111
Chapter 11 Taking Controlp. 112
Altering the Number of Crystalsp. 113
Recipe Changesp. 113
Firing Schedule Changesp. 113
Altering the Size of Crystalsp. 113
Recipe Changesp. 115
Firing Schedule Changesp. 116
Modifying a Fired Potp. 116
Chapter 12 Troubleshootingp. 121
Common Problemsp. 122
Glaze Crawlsp. 123
No Crystalsp. 123
Rough Crystalsp. 124
Tiny Crystals or Matt Surfacep. 124
Excessive Glaze Flowp. 124
Glaze Fitp. 125
Other Problemsp. 128
Chapter 13 Advanced Techniquesp. 129
Reduction Firingp. 130
Reduction Techniquesp. 133
Secondary Crystalsp. 135
Growing Secondary Crystalsp. 136
Chapter 14 Equipmentp. 138
The Kilnp. 139
Acquiring a Kilnp. 139
Ammetersp. 140
Pyrometerp. 141
Electronic Kiln Controllerp. 142
High-Limit Controllerp. 142
Scalesp. 142
Chapter 15 Health and Safetyp. 143
About the Authorsp. 146
Appendix A Key to the Photograph Descriptors, Body Table, Glaze Colorant Table, MM to Inches Conversion Table, Firing Schedule Tablep. 147
Appendix B Companion Videotapep. 150
Appendix C List of Suppliersp. 151
Appendix D Referencesp. 152
Indexp. 155

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