Pat Chesney on tue 1 oct 96
Can anyone give me good book titles for learning about salt glazing? I need
the technical how-to type of books. We are about 1/2 finished with a 30 cu
ft. gas-fired, salt kiln. We are about 3/4 finished with our 137 cu ft.
wood/gas hybrid, flat top, car kiln. Things are getting exciting around
We are expecting 20,000 visitors to a crafts fair the Friday, Saturday and
Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend (last year we had 13,000) and we are pushing
to get the kilns finished to fire the 4000 pots for this fair. Any help
will be appreciated.
Anybody interested in homestead crafts and good food around Thanksgiving in
Waco, Texas, let me know. There is: leathercraft, wool shearing, dyeing,
spinning, weaving, sewing, quilting, candlemaking, blacksmithing, metal
casting, pottery, wood working, musical instrument making, boat making,
horse farming, animal husbandry, soap making, bread making (in wood
stoves), drawing, painting, writing, fly tying, and much more.
Look for the November issue of Texas Highways for a full feature article
about the fair or email me and I will send a 4 color brochure. There is no
charge for admission.
Thanks again for your help.
Kirk Morrison on wed 2 oct 96
On 1 Oct 96 at 10:58, Pat Chesney wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> Can anyone give me good book titles for learning about salt glazing? I need
> the technical how-to type of books. We are about 1/2 finished with a 30 cu
> ft. gas-fired, salt kiln. We are about 3/4 finished with our 137 cu ft.
> wood/gas hybrid, flat top, car kiln. Things are getting exciting around
> Look for the November issue of Texas Highways for a full feature article
> about the fair or email me and I will send a 4 color brochure. There is no
> charge for admission.
> Thanks again for your help.
> Pat Chesney
> Waco, Texas
Well, it sure does sound interesting down there in Texas, I wish I
could make it down there for the fair, it sounds great. I don't know
of any books but check with the foreman of a local cermanics pipe
factory alot of them use salt glazes and they can tell you where to
look for information or maybe give it to you.
RALPH on fri 4 oct 96
Dear Pat, try to get hold of James Chappel's "The Potter's Complete
Book of Clays and Glazes". He has a section on Salt and Vapour
Glazes. It is chapter 31 of my old, 1977, edition. He talks about using coloured
clay bodies or engobes with colouring oxides. There has to be
enough free silica in the engobe for it to work wel. Please be warned
about the toxic Hydrochloric Acid and Chlorine gasses produced during
the firing process. Here in South Africa we are not allowed to do salt
firings within a town's limits, only in a rural environment.
Good luck Ralph from Port Elizabeth.
iandol on fri 8 sep 00
Those who are of the opinion that a slip cannot be made which will =
simulate a salt glaze surface should consult; Conrad, John W. =
Contemporary Ceramic Techniques. Prentice Hall, New Jersey. 1979.ISBN =
Ivor Lewis. Redhill, South Australia.