Category: Glazy

  • Lasse Östman Golden Glaze

    Lasse Östman generously shared his deep knowledge of glazes on his website and social media.  The Glazy community has been working to re-create Lasse’s glazes, and two recent results from @trees_wijnands and @xavierescala are just too wonderful not to post.  It’s amazing to see people around the world sharing their knowledge like this!

  • #standwithukraine

    For the month of March, all Glazy members will enjoy free Patron status. Instead of giving to Glazy, please consider donating to a charity instead. The Glazy homepage has links to charities like @voices_of_children@careorg @tabletochki_ @doctorswithoutborders @unicef @worldfoodprogramme @wckitchen

  • #glazepunk

    There are so many great punk genres (cyberpunk, steampunk, solarpunk, etc.), why not #glazepunk?! Ceramics is undergoing a revolution, and many aspects of current trends could be defined as “punk”: rejection and/or reinterpretation of authority and tradition; “hacking” ceramics with new tech like 3d printers and machine learning software; reverse engineering materials & glazes; breaking down […]

  • The Grinding Room to the Rescue

    Glazy has always had too few low-fire glaze recipes, but the amazing Alfred Grinding Room is fixing that!  During her tenure at Alfred, Andrea Gill (@gillpottery) collected hundreds of recipes. These glazes were painstakingly tested and published by the Grinding Room team of @earlyamericanrobotpottery, @brookecashion, and @erinlynnsmith. Visit their website at and follow their Instagram account, @the_grinding_room, for regular […]

  • This Glaze Did Not Exist

    The virtual is slowly seeping into the real.  @pointyview and @gingerlukas have been posting some wonderful tests of glaze recipes generated by OpenAI’s machine learning software GPT-2.  This is only the beginning!

  • Recreating Ancient Glazes

    Recreating Ancient Glazes using Glazy’s “Target & Solve” feature with analyses from Nigel Wood’s “Chinese Glazes”. In an earlier post I showed how you can quickly make a recipe from an analysis of an ancient glaze.  Here are four examples of recipes I tested using this technique. 1.  #121102 Koryo celadon glaze 3.  This came out BEAUTIFUL on stoneware […]

  • 30,401 Images and Counting

    Just some of the photos uploaded this week! During the first couple years of Glazy’s existence, it would be exciting to see just one or two photos uploaded a week.  Since then, the Glazy community has grown into an amazingly generous group of people from around the world, sharing over 30,000 photos! All these photos with […]

  • 100,000

    Some say 100,000 is too many, but we say it’s too few. Milestone reached on 21 October 2020.

  • Free Patron Status for Education

    Today Glazy welcomes 747 new Patrons! Anyone who is signed up with an .edu or address automatically gets 12 months of Patron status with extra features like Target & Solve, Blends, Dark Mode, calculated thermal expansion, and user-defined decimal places.  New users who sign up with an .edu or email address also receive 12 […]

  • Blending by Weight

    Quick Tip:  You can also use the Glazy Blending Charts for blending by weight instead of volume.  This is useful for blending clays and slips. For this triaxial I’ve made three 500g batches of clay plus 200g of water for a total of 700g each.  The Triaxial Blend chart uses 20ml volume blends, to avoid using a calculator […]

  • Glazy Server Upgrade

    Thank you patrons!  Made possible by your support, tonight Glazy will be getting a new server with double the memory, a larger SSD hard drive, dedicated CPUs and updated OS & software. Glazy will be offline for about 30-60 minutes starting from 11PM US Eastern Time (3:00 AM GMT).

  • Glazy Blends!

    Many of the tests you can find in Glazy’s Instagram feed are made using Volumetric Blending.  In the past, it was difficult to calculate the actual recipes of the blended tests.  But now, Glazy’s Calculator can now automatically create Line, Biaxial, and Triaxial blends for you! This function is only available for Paypal and Patreon patrons who’ve […]

  • How to Use the Blending Guides

    New Video:  How to Use the Blending Guides This short help video shows you how to use the Volumetric Blending Guides.  I’ve released the Blending Guides as free PDF downloads.  Both the video and downloads are on the Glazy Help website:

  • Blends Poster

  • Support Glazy!

    Just 123 patrons support Glazy’s other 18,000 registered members! Please consider helping to support Glazy now with an annual Patreon membership.  (Link in bio.)  No more annoying monthly charges, and annual memberships are 10% off.  A yearly “Student” tier membership is only $21.60 per year.  Your donation pays for Glazy’s increasing server expenses, development of new features, and recipe […]

  • Red Lodge Glazes

    The amazing @redlodgeclaycenter has generously allowed me to share their studio glazes on Glazy. Studio glazes often reflect the history of a studio.  They are brought in by a succession of studio technicians from their schools or places of previous employment, and the recipes go through a process of “natural selection”. Those that are unreliable are gradually […]

  • Glazy Dark Mode

    Just click the contrast icon in the top-right corner next to the language drop-down.  Glazy will remember your preference. You may need to clear your browser history and re-login to see this new feature. Dark mode is only available for Paypal and Patreon patrons who’ve pledged $2 a month or more. Thank you for supporting Glazy!

  • How to Use Glazy

    The amazing @lindathepotter is writing a series of articles in @claycrafting about Glazy! The first article, “How to use Glazy Part 1”, appears in ClayCraft magazine issue #37 (link in bio). ClayCraft Magazine: Issue #37:

  • Visualizing composition

  • More Tests

    More tests for #theglazyproject  It’s a gamble! The Glazy Project is an effort to document hundreds of old recipes in Glazy that have no record of being tested. The old recipes in Glazy were, at some point in time, used by a potter and carefully recorded to share with others.  We should give these recipes the benefit of the […]