New York: Macmillan, 1973. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 309, illustrated with color chip charts. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #4106
The intricate formulas for glazes, clays, enamels, stains, and glass have lifted ceramics from a potter's rough craft to the art it is today. This is a compendium of more than 700 tested formulas, and is designed to be used as a working manual. Each of the four basic ceramic areas (clay, glaze, enamel, and glass) is introduced with a concise and informative discussion of the properties of the material. Methods of testing materials to determine their exact properties are described, and comprehensive scales for evaluating results are provided.