Mastering Cone 6 Glazes

by John Hesselberth and Ron Roy


Although the original color version is "out of print”; it has now been republished by Echo Point Books and Media.  It is also available as an eBook published on Apple products which can be found and bought through their iBooks app. The black and white edition will soon be withdrawn from publication. The republished color version can purchased directly from Echo Point Books & Media or from Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Just click on one of the above links to be taken directly to their sales page. By now it may also be available from other booksellers; however be sure you are getting the newly republished version. Some are still offering copies of the original version at high prices.

Sake Jar Close-up

To see a detailed picture of the shoulder of the above sake jar, click here. We think you will be as amazed as we were.

Do you want your glazes to be stable or durable in use and attractive? Do you want to be sure they will not leach significant quantities of metals into food or drink? This is the first book to address these questions in-depth. A wide variety of extensively tested glaze recipes are included as well as detailed guidance on formulating your own glazes.

Do you want to be sure your glazes don't craze on coming out of the kiln or after extended use? Or perhaps you do want glazes that craze for a decorative effect. This is the only book that gives an in-depth discussion of how to prevent (or cause) crazing and the related problems of shivering and dunting.

Do you want to know how you can test your glazes and pottery to be sure they are suitable for their intended use? A number of practical, inexpensive, in-studio tests are described that you may want to use.

All of this information and more is explained in terms potters can readily understand. This is a ground-breaking book that studio potters, teachers of ceramics, students and others will find to be an invaluable source of useful reference information on cone 6 glazes.

© 2013 John Hesselberth and Ron Roy, all rights reserved.