The Art Of Crystalline Glazing: Basic Techniques
The Art of Crystalline Glazing: Basic Techniques
Crystalline glazing finally receives the comprehensive treatment it deserves in this unique reference work offering complete directions on how these glazes are compounded, applied and fired. How-to exercises cover every step of producing these stunning glazes and the book includes 55 recipes and a firing schedule for each. All glazes are thoroughly explained so artists can easily duplicate them. Detailed instructions show artisans how to alter the number and size of crystals and select the proper clay body. Also included is a thorough discussion of low-fire glazes, frit making, the fundamentals of secondary crystals and troubleshooting tips to help prevent or correct problems.
About the Author
LeRoy Price teaches at the University of California, Irvine and has been involved in ceramics for more than 35 years, specializing in glaze development. He has more than 10,000 carefully catalogued test tiles of crystalline glazes. His son, Jon Price, is a third generation potter and has been working with crystalline glazing since 1989.