Introduction Glaze materials Glaze temperatures Mixing and applying glazes Adjusting glazes and correcting glaze faults Low-fire glaze recipes Mid-fire glaze recipes High-fire glaze recipes Special glaze recipes Clay body recipes Appendices
An essential resource for all potters, containing a broad range of glaze recipes and clay bodies, illustrated with helpful test tiles.
Linda Bloomfield has been involved with pottery since 1973, although her career path led her to train as a materials scientist. She received a BSc in Engineering Science and a PhD in Materials Science from Warwick University, UK. After stints as a visiting scholar at MIT and as researcher in Tsukuba, Japan and London, she set up her current studio in London in 2001. Since 2003 she has been selling through galleries across the UK and internationally, and her tableware is stocked by Liberty and David Mellor. She is a frequent contributor to Ceramic Review and is the author of two previous books, Colour in Glazes (Bloomsbury, 2011) and Contemporary Tableware (Bloomsbury, 2013).
This is a book which I know I'm going to use. Her satin glazes are
particularly appealing, and there are sections on the more
experimental aspects ... I feel inspired by this book and I hope
others will too. -- Mary Cousins * Shards *
If there is a classic among the publications on ceramic techniques, it is undoubtedly this recipe book -- Wladimir Vivas * Infoceramica (Bloomsbury translation) *