Tea Dust Glaze

Tea Dust Recipes on Glazy The following glazes and more can be found on my new website, Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=550&cone=high The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes Tea Dust Recipes Some tea dust glazes from The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes.  I fired these glazes according to my usual firing schedule, probably too hot and not ideal for… Continue reading Tea Dust Glaze

Ash Glazes

All of the following ash 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=1060 I’m not particularly an ash glaze aficionado, and I’m far from an expert.  But it’s surprisingly easy to make an interesting ash glaze, and it’s nice to have some “natural” glazes which give interesting surfaces on functional ware. The digitalfire… Continue reading Ash Glazes

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How I Make Glaze Test Tiles

Test tiles can be loaded quite close together in the kiln.

October 2020 Update I’ve simplified my test tiles. Now, the test tiles themselves are just simple slabs of clay. But I make test tile holders out of a strong clay. Flat, Square Test Tiles Flat test tiles cut from slabs are ideal. You can easily make them from any type of clay. No need to… Continue reading How I Make Glaze Test Tiles

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Qinghua Stone

Qinghua Stone

Pictured above is a type of stone (叫珠子) mined in Zhejiang province and sold in Jingdezhen.  It is primarily used for making Chinese underglaze blue & white (qinghua).  These hard nuggets are quite expensive, while the softer stone surrounding these nuggets is about six times cheaper. In the magnified view you can see that this stone is… Continue reading Qinghua Stone

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Blue Celadon Glazes

.8 YIO +2 BaCO3 +1 SnO2 +2.5 Dolomite

All of the following Blue Celadon recipes and more can now be found on my new open-source ceramics recipes website, Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=510&cone=high Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes These are tests of some of the Blue Celadon Recipes found in High Fire Glazes.  Tests fired in multiple kilns in temperatures ranging from 1300-1310 Celsius reduction. Craig Martell… Continue reading Blue Celadon Glazes

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Blue Glazes

Market Blue, Cone 10 Reduction on Porcelain

All of the following Blue 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=750&cone=high The following tests were fired in two Jingdezhen public kilns at approximately cone 12 and in my own kiln at cone 10.  I just wanted to get a general idea of the blue glazes listed… Continue reading Blue Glazes

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Porcelain Stone Glazes

Jingdezhen Porcelain Stone There are a number of types of porcelain stone mined throughout Jingdezhen and the surrounding countryside.  Some are more suitable for making porcelain clay, while others are traditionally used for glazes.  It is difficult to know how similar modern-day porcelain stone is to traditional materials.  During the few years I have lived… Continue reading Porcelain Stone Glazes

Black Glazes

Stoneware, Orton Cone 10 Reduction

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… Continue reading Black Glazes

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Kaki (Persimmon, Tomato) Glaze

Anderson Ranch Kaki 1310 Reduction

Here are a few Kaki glazes, mostly from John Britt’s book High Fire Glazes.  You can find these recipes (with updated cone 9 & 10 photos)  and more on my glaze website Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=570&cone=high Coleman Kaki Custer Feldspar 48, Silica 16, Whiting 9, Kaolin 7, Talc 9, Bone Ash 11, Red Iron Oxide 11.5 KC Red Kaki… Continue reading Kaki (Persimmon, Tomato) Glaze

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Tianmu (Temmoku) Glazes

Here are a few Tenmoku glazes, mostly from John Britt’s book High Fire Glazes.  You can find these recipes and more on my glaze website Glazy: https://glazy.org/search?base_type=460&type=540&cone=high Hamada Temmoku Custer Feldspar 50, Silica 30, Whiting 20, Red Iron Oxide 9 Leach Temmoku Custer Feldspar 40, Silica 30, Whiting 20, Kaolin 10, Red Iron Oxide 9 Rust Black Custer Feldspar 46.2, Silica 23.2, Whiting 17.4, Kaolin 10.9, Zinc Oxide… Continue reading Tianmu (Temmoku) Glazes

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