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Ceramic Glazes

The Complete Handbook

Brian Taylor, Kate Doody

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The ultimate collection of ceramic glazes and how they were made


An essential resource for all ceramicists, this book features a beautiful collection of remarkable ceramic pieces selected for their unique use of glaze and colour. One hundred leading ceramicists describe their methodology, specify their recipes and recount their creative intentions, including when the outcomes were completely unexpected.

• Written and compiled by two professionals in the field, Brian Taylor and Kate Doody, this carefully chosen collection features the best artists working in the ceramic medium today.

• Comprises a useful practical section, with advice for mixing, texting and applying glazes, a comprehensive materials directory and a detailed glossary.

• Chapters on colour theory and the history of colour in ceramics complement the impressive directory.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 25.4 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Illustrations: 230

Publication date: 22 September 2014

ISBN: 9780500517406

Contents List

Introduction: On Colour • Colours Defined • The Glaze Collection • Understanding Glaze • Health and Safety • Making and Testing Glazes • Glaze Application Techniques • Glossary

About the Author

Brian Taylor is the Ceramics Studio Manager at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts.

Kate Doody is an artist and teacher who works with ceramics and sculptural materials.

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