Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations
200+ Surefire Finishes for Low-Fire, Mid-Range, and High-Fire Pottery
by Gabriel Kline
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Pub Date 31 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 25 Aug 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry, Quarry Books
Whether you're searching for excitement at cone 6 or looking for the perfect high-fire shino recipe, you've come to the right place. Join Gabriel Kline, author of Amazing Glaze and founder of Odyssey Clayworks, for page after color-filled page of glazes. Start by learning the keys to success when applying glazes, then choose the temperature range you want to explore first. Gabriel's collection of well-tested recipes draw on his decades of experience as an instructor and leader of a communal arts studio—including current and past student favorites as well as a few timeless gems.
Of course he doesn't stop there! In addition to plentiful tiles showing off two-glaze combinations, Gabriel shares multi-glaze combinations developed through years of trial and error. From waterfall blues to eye-popping bursts of red, there's a rainbow of options. Just as in Amazing Glaze, the recipes have all been technically edited and each one has a photo. By controlling specific gravity and application, the goal is always getting the perfect coat of glaze recipe after recipe.
Special topics like majolica and raku firing provide welcome detours, and a variety of artist features serve as launching points for new explorations. Stunning galleries from today's top artists provide even more glazing ideas.
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Average rating from 11 members
A gorgeous reference of glaze recipes and combinations. Detailed overview from needed materials, history, methods, and a huge number of glaze recipes. I loved the stunning photography throughout the book. A perfect guide for artists looking to expand their skill set!
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
There are so many wonderful, amazing, and beautiful designs in this book! If I did pottery I'd definitely do all of these just because they are so beautiful and look flawless!
I recieved a free copy of Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations: 200 Surefire finishes for low-fire, mid-range, and high-fire pottery. The book was thorough and well written, it was amazing to learn and see more combination for different glazes. The Terra Sig recipe was a wonderful touch and I happened to be trying to locate one. I feel like there were less options for low fire than mid fire or high fire.
I am so underqualified to review this book but I loved it despite not understanding a lot. I wanted to read this book as research for the exciting day when I begin pottery (waitlists are annoying but give me time to research). Amazing Glaze has just renewed my excitement to begin and learn this beautiful craft. The photos of gorgeous glazes and gallery shots make me grateful to have this book as a resource for the near future!
Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations is a studio resource compendium with reproducible recipes for low-/mid-/ and high-fire pottery collected and curated by Gabriel Kline. Due out 31st Aug 2021 from Quarto on their Quarry imprint, it's 176 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats (ebook already available).
This is a well written and structured manual. The effects and glazes presented are gorgeous and colorful. The book's introduction includes a good overview over tools, supplies, ingredients, and safety. The following chapters group the recipes into mid range (cone 6), high fire (cone 10), and low fire (cone 5) glazes. Each section also provides a primer covering when and how to employ the glazes in specific situations along with good problem solving ideas, troubleshooting and tips for use. There are additional tutorials and recipes for specialty firing such as raku, salt & wood, and majolica. Each of the recipes includes general info on firing (cone), atmosphere, surface comments (matte, glossy, semi-gloss, other), ingredient composition (in %), and notes and tips specific to the glaze. Each of the recipes also has a color photograph showing the finished fired glaze by itself. There are also combination photos for glazes showing how they act and react with one another. Firing and finishing are covered in abbreviated form in the last chapter.
Scattered throughout are artist highlights with a gallery of each artist's work. The gallery photos are in color and are beautiful; full of inspiration and goal-worthy aspirations.
Five stars. This really is a classic reference work, full of beautiful glaze recipes, fully illustrated, with suggestions for use. The author has also included an abbreviated resource list with links to suppliers and a bibliography. The book is indexed, with glazes listed in all their appearances in the book, alone and in combination. This is quite useful for the artist, since it allows readers to see what the glazes look like under different applications (without blindly risking a beloved pot).
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
This is not a book for someone just getting started in ceramics. But for the intermediate or advanced artist, it is a helpful volume of inspiration and practical information. Features full-color photos of various glazes and combinations, plus chemical formulas for creating them in your home studio. Plus work by a variety of artists for inspiration. We will likely not purchase this one for our small public library, but only because we already have a copy of Gabriel Kline's original Amazing Glaze book, and limited space means we don't have room for both. But for a larger library system, this will be a helpful addition!
I was lucky enough to get a copy of the second volume of "Amazing Glaze" to review.
This is a book that every potter needs whether you are a beginner or an expert or somewhere inbetween. Not only does it have a wealth of tips, techniques and skills to draw from, it also has a massive choice of recipes for glazes for all types of firing.
On top of that, there are seven featured artist profiles to be inspired by. But my favourite feature in Amazing Glaze? The stunning photography featured on every page – you could lose hours gazing at the triple glaze combinations. Raku love was my favourite, but I was spoilt for choice.
Thank you to Gabriel Kline, Quarto Quarry publishers and Netgalley for the opportunity to review an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion.
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