Black Glazes

All of the following black glaze recipes and more can now be found on my new open-source ceramics recipes website, Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=880&cone=high

Here are a few black glazes, mostly from John Britt’s book High Fire Glazes.

Val’s Satin Black

From Val Cushing.

  • Custer Feldspar: 20
  • Soda Feldspar: 20
  • Whiting: 2
  • Silica: 20
  • Ball Clay: 10
  • Talc: 13
  • Dolomite: 15
  • Add: Red Iron Oxide: 3
  • Add: Manganese Dioxide: 2
  • Add: Cobalt Oxide: 3
  • Add: Chrome Oxide: 1

Val’s Satin Black Variation

From Ceramic Arts Daily:

  • Custer Feldspar: 20
  • Soda Feldspar: 20
  • Whiting: 2
  • Silica: 20
  • Ball Clay: 10
  • Talc: 13
  • Dolomite: 15
  • Add: Red Iron Oxide: 9
  • Add: Cobalt Carbonate: 3

Fat Black

From The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes:

  • Custer Feldspar: 32.7
  • Whiting: 15.4
  • Silica: 32.7
  • Kaolin: 9.6
  • Ball Clay: 9.6
  • Add: Red Iron Oxide: 8
  • Add: Cobalt Carbonate: 3.8
  • Add: Bentonite: 2