Colour in Glazes – A new book by Linda Bloomfield out 15 November 2011
A complete guide to achieving a fantastic¬†spectrum of colourful glazes for the studio¬†potter, Colour in Glazes looks at the full range¬†of materials and options for creating colour in¬†glazes, focusing on colouring oxides in detail,¬†including the newly available rare earth oxides.¬†It also looks at what commercial stains are¬†made from so you can create your own. Types¬†of base glazes and the fluxes used to make them¬†are discussed in relation to colour response.¬†Emphasis is placed on using colouring oxides to¬†achieve depth and variety of colour, 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 colour you want, and to help you¬†broaden your palette.¬†There will be an extract from it in the next issue of Ceramic Review.
Format: 246×189 mm; ¬†Binding: Paperback; ¬†Extent: 128 pages; ¬†Images: 110 colour (approx);¬†Price: ¬£16.99 – publisher A & C Black