Get inspired and get glazing! Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations provides a captivating collection of sure-fire glaze recipes and electrifying combinations for low-fire, mid-range, and high-fire potters. Hundreds of photos and technically-edited recipes ensure you'll get the best possible results.
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 firingprovide 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.
About the Author
Gabriel Kline is a professional potter who has taught ceramics classes for nearly two decades. He is the founder and director of Odyssey ClayWorks, an educational institution affiliated with Highwater Clays—one of the largest clay and ceramic materials companies in the United States. Gabriel serves as the resident artist program director, fostering connections with university programs and up-and-coming artists from around the world. He also directs Odyssey’s community volunteer and non-profit work, including partnerships with various substance abuse and recovery programs as well as Creative Forces, a collaboration between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and state arts agencies. He is the author of Amazing Glaze and Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes and the 500 series.
"This is a worthy resource for artisans wishing to expand their knowledge of pottery glazes. Explanations are clear, and the photographs of finished pieces might inspire readers to advance their skills. Experienced ceramists especially will find useful information in this comprehensive work, to take their pottery to a higher level of artistry"—Library Journal
“Gabriel Kline’s workshop approach to exploring glazes includes reliable and engaging recipes. This book will help you get started and provide a go-to reference for continued experimentation and growth.”—Jessica Knapp, editor, Ceramics Monthly, associate editor, Pottery Making Illustrated
“A compendium of insightful approaches to surface development. It’s a staple for your clay-learning library.”—Deb Schwartzkopf, author of Creative Pottery and founder/owner Rat City Studio
“This book is a must for every pottery studio and school…such quality work, images, and instruction. I love seeing contemporary makers doing diverse things with glaze. Absolutely love it!”—Roberto Lugo, Potter and Assistant Professor
“The first thing you will notice when thumbing through this book is the amazing variety and vibrancy of the colors. These are not the “brown round” pots of the 1970’s…these pots are alive! Gabriel does a masterful job of showing what is possible when combining glazes, drawing back the curtain in a way that makes it easy to find success quickly.”—John Britt, author of The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes and The Complete Guide to High-Fire Gla
“Ideal and unreservedly recommended.”—Midwest Book Review