Subtitle Techniques, Recipes, and Inspiration for Low-Temperature Firing with Big Results

Ben Carter
Price $30.00 / £22.00
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Explore the creative possibilities of this incredibly versatile range of glazes with this comprehensive guide for ceramic artists of all levels.

Unlock the world of low-fire glazes with The Complete Guide to Low-Fire Glazes for Potters and Sculptors. Potter, podcaster, and author of Mastering the Potter’s Wheel, Ben Carter, challenges the belief that serious artists work exclusively with high-temperature materials, sharing years of research on crafting exquisite low-fire pots and glazes. Delve into the benefits of firing at lower temperatures, explore the visual nuances of low-fire glazes, and witness renowned artists thriving in this temperature range.

Illustrated with stunning photography of work by Carter and other artists, this visually captivating resource covers:

  • Insights into the benefits and visual attributes of low-fire glazes
  • Guidance on setting up a glaze lab
  • An explanation of how glaze is formulated
  • Troubleshooting tips for common glaze faults
  • Designing and making test tiles
  • Techniques for layering, using glaze as form, integrating decals, atmospheric firing, and more
  • Tried-and-true glaze recipes—from gloss to satin, matte, and tin—for varied finishes and color creation

Whether you are new to the world of ceramic glazes or looking to expand your knowledge of low-fire glazes, The Complete Guide to Low-Fire Glazes is your path through a world of artistic possibilities.

The Mastering Ceramics series is for artists who never stop learning. With compelling projects, expert insight, step-by-step photos, and galleries of work from today’s top artists, these books are the perfect studio companions.

Also available from the series: Amazing Glaze, Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations, Mastering Sculpture: The Figure in Clay, Mastering Kilns and Firing, Mastering Hand Building, and Mastering the Potter’s Wheel.

Format Paper Over Board 176 Pages
ISBN 9780760385845
Size8.00 in x 10.00 in / 203.20 mm x 254.00 mm
Published Date September 10th, 2024
Ben Carter

Ben Carter is a studio potter and workshop instructor and the author of Mastering the Potter’s Wheel. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. He has lectured and presented workshops at universities and craft centers in the United States, China, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and exhibited internationally in numerous invitational and juried shows. Ben’s work has been featured in the Australian Journal of Ceramics, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Ceramics Monthly; Pottery Making Illustrated named him Ceramic Arts 2016 Yearbook Artist of the Year. Since 2012, he has been hosting and producing the popular podcast, Tales of a Red Clay Rambler. Ben lives in New Jersey.

Instagram: @carterpottery

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