Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations: 200+ Surefire Finishes for Low-Fire, Mid-Range, and High-Fire Pottery

Quarry. Aug. 2021. 176p. ISBN 9781589239807. $30. CRAFTS
Kline’s second book, following Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing. He is a professional potter and teacher for over 20 years, and owns Odyssey ClayWorks Studio in Asheville, NC. This updated work discusses basic and advanced principles of pottery glazing, use of tools and equipment, and the physical and chemical properties of various glazes, plus techniques for successful firing results. Numerous photos show combinations of glazes fired under assorted conditions and techniques. There is in-depth coverage of mid-range, high-fire, and low-fire glazes, along with recipes and application methods. Glazing can be regarded as the least favorite step in the process of pottery making, Kline says, but he aims to take the mystery and guesswork out of this important stage. The book features a number of ceramists and their work.
VERDICT This is a worthy resource for artisans wishing to expand their knowledge of pottery glazes. Explanations are clear, and the photographs of finished pieces might inspire readers to advance their skills. Experienced ceramists especially will find useful information in this comprehensive work, to take their pottery to a higher level of artistry.
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