Glazes for cone 6 published in Great Britain in 2001
GLAZES CONE 6Traditionally potters fired their work either at low temperatures, as for earthenware, or at the high temperatures that stoneware requires. However, a growing number of potters, particularly those who use electric kilns, are firing to a middle range of temperatures, of which cone 6 is typical. Using middle-range temperatures saves fuel and expense, reduces wear on electric elements, and yet allows the potter to achieve features shared by earthenware and stoneware.In Glazes Gone 6 Michael Bailey surveys this growing trend in middle temperature firing and guides the reader with practical information. He discusses a range of different glazes, including special effects, glaze stains, and underglaze colors, giving recipes and tips to ensure success. The information is illustrated with many colorful glaze tests (all fired in electric kilns) to show the variety and scope of glazes at cone 6.Michael Bailey is a partner in Bath Potters' supplies. Both a scientist and a studio potter, he is a frequent contributor to pottery journals such as Ceramic Review.The Ceramics Handbook series was conceived as an introduction to various topics and techniques relating to the use of clay. The books are aimedat the student or the practicedpotter who is experimentingin a new area.