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Clay and Glazes for the Potter by Daniel  Rhodes
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Jun 17, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: reference, ceramics
Recommended to Maureen by: Ron Myers
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 1971

This is a very useful book. Artists and creative types of people are not always blessed with a gift for mathematical calculation. Rhodes addresses this issue, by doing all the work and leaving it to the potter to make the beautiful glazes come to life. I will never forget the first time I made a piece of raku pottery, using a "recipe" from this book to mix my own glaze. When I pulled the piece from the fire, plunged it into the water, and saw the iridescence of the glaze emerge on the rough, blackened surface of the pot, I felt like an astronaut seeing the beauty of the earth from space. The universe was right there in my hand.
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