Marianne Lombardo on sat 10 aug 02
I ordered mine direct from Michael's partner, Steve Mills at Bath Potters
Supply. I can't remember Steve's email but this will likely get to him:
This book is a good learning tool and does teach a lot about glazes. It
also shows a lot of examples of colorants added to base glazes so it gives
me an idea where to begin with many colorants in base glazes that I use.
There is no claim to glaze stability or food safe glazes, in fact, many of
the glazes are clearly unstable. But it is, in my opinion, a well done book
and I like it.
Omemee, Ontario, Canada
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> Now, I see you talking about one by Michael Bailey. What's the title and
> where can I get it?
Tom Buck on sat 10 aug 02
I emailed Steve Mills and tried to order a copy of Mike Bailey's
book from him, probably later than you did, and Steve told me that potters
in N.America should obtain the book from a University of Pennsylvania
Press dealer, and that there were many who could supply the book.
later. Peace. Tom.
Tom Buck ) -- primary address.
"alias" or secondary address.
tel: 905-389-2339 (westend Lake Ontario, province of Ontario, Canada).
mailing address: 373 East 43rd Street, Hamilton ON L8T 3E1 Canada
Ababi on sun 11 aug 02
I find Baileys book as the best book to teach you about glazing. The fact that it deals
with one cone and one kind of firing, perhaps the most popular makes the explanation
easier, to the writer as well as to the reader.
Michael Bailey shows you all the possibilities of ^6 glazing. As a mater of fact you can
adopt many of the subject you may do with other firings.
I made one or two glazes from the book yet It helped me to stabilize my knowledge
and overcome some black holes I had.
Some books you buy, are made for the beginner as well as to the "well done" potter. in
these book you can skip half book, yet you had paid for it.
This book as well as Ron And John's and Ian Currie's are for the potter that knows
The average modern potter must know that too much sodium will leach that lithium is
better not to drink from and barium should be away.
You cannot learn all the possibilities of glazing from Mastering cone six glaze yet the
last book calls you for order like I would say : I had learnt from Bailey how to make
magnesia matte or alumina matte or too much silica in the glaze or crystal glaze.
Ron and john might of say: yes you know but let us put things in order You can make
these glaze but if you make domestic wares you better test this and that.
I am glad I have both books
They are completing each other!
---------- Original Message ----------
>I ordered mine direct from Michael's partner, Steve Mills at Bath Potters
>Supply. I can't remember Steve's email but this will likely get to him:
>This book is a good learning tool and does teach a lot about glazes. It
>also shows a lot of examples of colorants added to base glazes so it gives
>me an idea where to begin with many colorants in base glazes that I use.
>There is no claim to glaze stability or food safe glazes, in fact, many of
>the glazes are clearly unstable. But it is, in my opinion, a well done book
>and I like it.
>Omemee, Ontario, Canada
>----- Original Message -----
>> Now, I see you talking about one by Michael Bailey. What's the title and
>> where can I get it?
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