Category: Software

  • Glazy Much like the open-source movement, our ceramics culture is largely one of sharing and collaboration.  Via mailing lists, discussion groups, and personal websites, potters freely share their knowledge.  Being largely self-taught, these resources have been extremely important to me. In particular, ceramics recipes are handed down from one generation of ceramicists to another, much […]

  • 72 Hands From theTiangong Kaiwu (天工開物) encyclopedia compiled by Song Yingxing (宋应星) at the end of the Ming Dynasty comes the oft-cited quote: “共计一杯工力,过手七十二,方可成器” “For the total work required to make a single cup, it must pass through 72 hands, and only then can it become a vessel.” 72 Hands is an effort to document all types of ceramics techniques. […]

  • Glazy in Russian!

    Really excited to collaborate with @ovo_ceramics, who not only translated Glazy into Russian but also shared Glazy with his followers!  большое спасибо!

  • 陶瓷配方资料馆

    Glazy.org是一个完全免费的陶瓷配方资料馆, 现在网站支持多种语言啦,包括中文!在这里你可以查找你想尝试的釉料配方,记录你的釉料实验过程和结果,上传釉料试片照片,可以看到化学成分分析,可以计算原料配比,等等。Glazy资料馆的完善度依赖于陶艺家们的分享。Glazy是Derek Au在2015年创建的。截至2019年3月,Glazy已经含有超过8000个坯体泥料配方和釉料配方。这些都是来自全球各个国家的陶艺家们试验研究成果,由他们自己录入和分享的。Glazy 也诚恳地接受艺术家们对网站的反馈,会不断地维护,成长和完善,并且响应他们对网站的功能需求。  #陶艺#陶藝#陶艺家#陶瓷#釉#釉料#釉薬#试釉#景德镇#试片#Glazyorg

  • Multilingual Glazy

    Huge new feature:  Internationalization! Glazy now in Español, Français, Nederlands, Hrvatski, 中文.  And more on the way! One of the most inspiring aspects of Glazy is that it connects ceramicists from all over the world through the universal language of ceramics and chemistry.  And now that Glazy’s user interface and metadata categories are translated into multiple languages, it […]

  • Creating Analyses & Deriving Recipes on Glazy

  • Create & Adjust Recipes on Glazy

  • Glazy Video Tutorials

    New video tutorial “Creating Analyses & Deriving Recipes on Glazy.” In this tutorial, we’ll use Glazy ( to create an analysis of an ancient celadon glaze from Nigel Wood’s book “Chinese Glazes”, and using that analysis create an actual glaze recipe that we can test in the kiln.

  • Mason Stains added to Glazy

    Double Rainbow!  I’ve just added 60 Mason Stains with photos.  Just click “Materials” and search by the stain number, e.g. “6600”. In order to use a material in your recipes, you’ll need to add it to your inventory by clicking the “Add to Inventory” button.

  • Color Search in Glazy

    Happy New Year!  Wondering how to mix up a glaze of Living Coral, Pantone’s official color of 2019?  Use the Glazy color search! The top result is @tom_demeranville‘s variation of Val’s Ice Cream Matte with 8% red stain.  Shinos are also a close match! Try it yourself here:

  • In Praise of Plain Text

    Note: This is my first post made using the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. I’ve spent the past day trying to export my mother’s Outlook email archives to a format that I can import into a new Gmail account I’ve set up for her.  It’s been a surprisingly frustrating ordeal given that her outdated Outlook 2007 […]

  • Glazy Search by Color

    Can’t figure out how to get a certain glaze color? Just click “Pick a Color” from the Glazy search to see the possibilities!

  • Glazy: One Year Old

    One year old! Exactly one year ago, Glazy registration was opened to the public. Since then, we’ve made a ton of improvements and added many more recipes. Thank you! 94% of website server fees have been paid with your generous donations. Thanks to all of you who have added recipes, photos, and contributed valuable ideas […]

  • Glazy open source ceramics recipe library

    I invite all of you to join Glazy, a ceramics recipe library that allows anyone to browse and add pottery recipes for free. Glazy was built using the latest open source tools, including Laravel and Bootstrap.  The database of ceramic recipes was originally seeded with data from Linda Arbuckle’s GlazeChem database and John Sankey’s glaze database. John Britt, Alisa Liskin Clausen, Terry Rorison and […]

  • Glazy: Glaze recipes most used materials

    With the data stored in Glazy it is possible to visualize recipes using graphs and charts. In the future, these visualizations and more will be added to Glazy at Below are simple pie charts showing the most commonly used glaze materials for both Mid-Fire and High-Fire glazes. For those who are just starting out with glazes, these charts […]