A new glaze book – Rock Glazes Unearthed
Rock Glazes Unearthed is an unashamedly practical book that aims to explain glazes in a straightforward and comprehensible way. It includes practical sections on designing, developing, and understanding glaze tests, including substitution tests, lineblends, biaxial and triaxial blends. An introduction to geology gives insight into what common glaze materials actually are and where they come from.
The book then focuses on practical glaze testing in two different ways, Empirical or Scientific, opening it up to those with no background in, or head for science. Both approaches are used to develop glazes from collected rocks and wood ashes, explaining the reasoning behind the design of tests, likely results and ideas on how to develop further tests.
The results from glaze tests provided in both sections are illustrated in 16 colour pages along with glaze examples. There is a chapter explaining how to produce glazes that are suitable for woodfiring and a section on common glaze faults.
Hardback, 174 pages, including 16 colour.
77 in stock