Author(s): Linda Bloomfield
Fully updated and revised,Colour in Glazes is an essential handbook for the studio potter working towards achieving a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes.
A complete guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes for the studio potter,Colour in Glazes looks at all the methods of achieving color in glazes, focusing on coloring oxides in detail, including the newly available rare earth oxides. Types of base glazes and the fluxes used to make them are discussed in relation to color response.
Emphasis is placed on using coloring oxides to achieve depth and variety of color, rather than just resorting to commercial ceramic stains. The practical aspects of mixing, applying, testing and adjusting glazes are explained, and a large section of test tiles and glaze recipes is included, for use on white earthenware, stoneware and porcelain fired in electric, gas and salt kilns. A very useful book aimed at making glazes to achieve the color you want, and to help you broaden your palette.