Revealing Glazes
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Revealing Glazes

Using the Grid Method

About the Book

From the author of "Stoneware Glazes - A Systematic Approach"... a new book in which the recipe-based grid method is laid out fully for the first time.

For the beginner keen to know how glazes work and for the experienced ceramic artist, this book takes one through the method in clear language.

Without the need for complicated maths or chemistry it provides deep inssights to fundamental glaze principles while revealing exciting new glazes.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • What is a Glaze?
      • Ian Currie’s Blue-in-the-Face Chemistry Course.
      • Raw Materials
    • An Approach to Studying Glazes
      • Origins
      • Some Standards
      • Extending the Range
  • 1 Gradients and Variables
    • The Holy Grail
    • Isolating Variables
      • Line Blends
      • Biaxial Blends
      • Blending and Trending - A Puzzle
  • 2 Outline of the Grid Method
    • The Standard Grid
    • Starting Point
    • Varying Alumina and Silica
    • The Standard Recipe Grid (base glazes)
    • Working out the Flux Material Breakup
    • One Glaze Recipe Explains the Whole Set
    • Colourants and Opacifiers in the Standard Grid
    • Revealing Glaze Principles
  • 3 Choosing a Starting Point
    • 1. Example Sets
      • Glaze C Recipes
      • Example Sets - Glaze C
    • 2. Rules of Thumb for Choosing a Flux Set
      • Broad Principles
      • Advanced Principles
      • Table - Limestone/Feldspar Series
      • Table - Introducing Other Fluxes
      • Firing Temperature - Choosing an Appropriate Set of Fluxes
    • 3. Family Set - Designing a Set Based on a Particular Glaze Recipe
      • To get Glaze C:
      • Example
      • Developing the Set Further
    • 4. Random Choice
  • 4 Working Out the 35 Glaze Recipes
    • 1. Using the Calculations Page at the web site.
    • 2. Using the Flux Breakup Tables
      • The Recipe Table
      • Reading off a Single Glaze:
      • Compiling a Full Set of 35 Recipes:
    • 3. Using the Recipe Grid Diagram.
    • 4. Glaze Calculation Software
  • 5 A Guided Tour
      • Isolating Variables
      • Isolating Variables
    • The 0.7 Limestone Set
      • Standard Limestone Set
      • Corner A - High Alumina
      • Corner B - Low Flux
      • Corner C - High Flux
      • Corner D - High Silica
      • Magnesia Glazes
      • Strontium Glazes
      • Barium Glazes
      • Zinc Glazes
      • Feldspathic Glazes
      • Alkaline Glazes
      • Volumetric Addition
      • Clay Body and Firing
      • Using the Grid
      • Family Set
      • Exploring the Limits
  • Incomplete Content

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