The ceramic spectrum : a simplified approach to glaze and color development / Robin Hopper.

The ceramic spectrum : a simplified approach to glaze and color development / Robin Hopper.

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Hopper, Robin.
Westerville, Ohio : American Ceramic Society, c2009.
256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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TP823.H66 2009z
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253) and index.
Pt. 1. The basics --
Chapter 1. Glaze: a brief technical history --
Chapter 2. Pigeonholing: the classification of ware types --
Chapter 3. Kilns, temperature, and atmosphere --
Pt. 2. The development of glaze --
Chapter 4. Calculation: what it does and doesn't do --
Chapter 5. Record keeping and testing procedures --
Chapter 6. Basic raw materials in ceramics --
Chapter 7. Frits --
Chapter 8. Eutectics and glaze development with two materials --
Chapter 9. Triaxial blends --
Chapter 10. Quadraxial blends --
Chapter 11. Fluxes, flux variations, flux variation triaxial, and flux saturations --
Chapter 12. Wood ash and glazes for once-firing --
Chapter 13. Alterations, glaze properties, faults, and defects --
Chapter 14. Flashers --
Chapter 15. Oriental style glazes --
Pt. 3. The development of color --
Chapter 16. Materials for color development --
Chapter 17. Color testing: mixing and blending --
Chapter 18. The ceramic spectrum --
Chapter 19. Opacification --
Chapter 20. Textural variations --
Chapter 21. Color in clays, slips, and engobes --
Pt. 4. Attacking the surface --
Chapter 22. Glaze application --
Chapter 23. Conclusion --
Appendices. Table of Orton standard cones and termperatures; Effective range of glaze oxides; Ceramic stains for underglaze or glaze staining.