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Best Books (And Glaze Recipes) For "raw Glazing"?


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#1 gkillmaster

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

I found these 2 books that look promising for getting useful information on raw glazing techniques. Can anyone recommend either of these, or is that another book you'd recommend over these?

 

The Japanese Pottery Handbook: Revised Edition

 

Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook

 

thanks!

 

Greg K.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

do you mean glazing greenware?



#3 gkillmaster

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

Yes, single fire, no bisque...



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:58 AM

check out Steven Hill's video.  He does single fire, but you need to be able to spray them, dipping will result in major breakage.  I think any glaze that meets your clay-firing needs will be fine for single fire.  Only porcelain clay, though, since there will be no bisque to burn out clay junk.  The firing schedule is also different, a combined bisque-glaze that does both jobs.



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:51 AM

Pretty sure Simon Leach dips stoneware for single fire, if I remember the video I saw correctly...

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

youdanxxx uses brushed on slips while leather hard(ish)

 

some small bowls

 

 

here he puts slip on a freshly thrown pot while its still wet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9J0ugWT-c



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:43 PM

Just taking it all in. amazing stuff. thanks everyone!!



#8 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

you can adjust a glaze for single firing by adding 5% bentonite to it. 

This helps with the shrinkage. 

 

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:37 AM

Glazes with approx 20-30% clay content are ok for raw glazing, just need to test..

I've raw glazed in this way:

Pots dry side of leather hard

Best to glaze interiors, leave to dry then glaze exteriors,  cuts out no. of failures.

Can dip , need a nice foot!, whole pot but do not linger in the glaze bucket..... big pieces , have not tried.

I took them up as to bisque as normal then booted it as for glaze the rest of hte way.



#10 gkillmaster

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

Thanks Marcia and Babs! Great jumping off point for my experimenting now! Appreciate the info and input.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

It is also important to replace kaolin by ball clay if you have some in your stoneware glaze recipe.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

Haven't checked this thread before this...... figured someone else would have mentioned this already.

 

Here's the best one at the moment: http://www.amazon.co...g/dp/0684163926

 

OLD book............ some info will be outdated (in the sense that some materials mentioned may be out of production).

 

I have a copy SOMEWHERE ;)

 

The Japanese Pottery Handbook (I also have had for years) is not really what you are looking for.

 

Hope that helps.

 

best,

 

..............john


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#13 gkillmaster

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:11 PM

thank you JBaymore! I just ordered a used copy online. Looks great. I had no ideas about reduction firing in electric kilns so that should be interesting! 






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