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The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes
Emmanuel Cooper's classic guide to making glazes is now available in a thoroughly revised new edition. Cooper provides potters with an introductory section on glaze materials, coloring, mixing, and the application of glazes, as well as information on health and safety issues. This essential guide also features over 400 recipes ranging from opaque, matte, and transparent ...more
Hardcover, Abridged, 208 pages
Published August 3rd 2004 by University of Pennsylvania Press
(first published September 1st 1980)
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This is a fairly simple but well written explanation of glazes, their properties and possible problems. It does not get into some of the detailed analysis and explanations of some other glaze texts, but is a very good book for the beginner. The section on glaze faults and problems also lists possible solutions to attempt (which indeed may be too simplistic for the specific problem at hand, but makes an excellent place to start). Most of the book contains recipies for glazes in both oxidization ...more