I have been looking at glaze books all morning online trying to figure out what I want to order.
I don't want a book that has recipes. I am looking for an educational book that explains in detail information about all the ins and outs of the materials commonly used in glazes. Not developing glazes, but just to throw examples out(these dont have to be in the book, this is just the type of stuff I am looking for):
1. What temp does copper carbonate form the black microcrystals.
2. How does titanium aid in crystal growth.
3. Color responses and things like opacifying.
4. What temps do materials release gas, like specific numbers on each material.
Something like Digital fire, but more indepth?
I realize this might be a large ask, but I am just looking to understand a lot about the base ingredients more than glaze recipes or formulation.
I guess I need a potter's chemistry book really? One that explains all the common feldspars or coloring agents etc and what goes on with them at certain temps.
Is there anything like this out there? Surely someone has wrote something on this. Everything I find on Amazon is just about developing glazes etc. I don't need help developing glazes. I understand that process. I want to better understand the chemicals and natural feldspars and coloring agents found in the world. So I can read about them then try to run test applying what I have read and slowly develop it into the glazes that I am desiring.
I don't know if I am searching the wrong terms are what. But I figured you professionals could give me some guidance.
I realize I can run all these test myself, but I would like to at least have some baselines so I can narrow my testing down at the beginning.
This is the one I am leaning towards the most: https://www.amazon.c...h/dp/0812238109.