“Essential to glaze novices, immensely useful to experienced ones. Fraser, a former manager of the Craft Division of Podmore and Sons (Stoke-on-Trent), fully explains glaze materials and their uses/effects as well as glaze calculation, glaze defects, and more. Fraser does not go into kiln and firing details, nor does he discuss clay bodies, except tangentially. He focuses entirely on glaze, including some geology and the more arcane aspects of glaze/clay/fire. This crisply concise book is exactly what the title says, and an easy read as well. For this reviewer it would be the book to get if one could have only one in the studio.” --Lili Krakowski in Constableville, New York USA
This new edition of Harry Fraser’s classic book on glaze technology and practice discusses not only the calculation of glaze composition, but also the preparation and production of glazes.
He addresses application methods and how to correct glaze faults. This comprehensive introduction to glazes features a new chapter on Health and Safety, new photographs, and a color section.