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val chusing handbook

updated fri 11 oct 02


karen gringhuis on thu 10 oct 02

To buy a Cushing HANDBOOK.......

Send check for $24 to:
Elsie Cushing R R 1 Box 236 1497 Waterwells Rd
Alfred Station NY 14803

Designed as a compendium of handouts accompanying
Cushing's class lectures, it has six sections:

Book list - over 70 books and mags. both technical and

1. Clay Bodies and Raw Materials - notes on specific
raw materials; analyses of specific clays; recipes
for slips and clay bodies; method for terr sig
without a ball mill; more

2. Firing - bisque and glaze

3. Glazes and Glaze Formulation - explanation of UMF;
limit formulas; constructing your own C/9 base glaze;
conversion of a C/9 glaze to C/6; developing C/9
base glazes by BATCH WEIGHTS of materials; analyses
of feldspars and frits; common colors produced in
various types of glazes = very concise summary of
expected results with a given coloring oxide in a
given type of base glaze - in my OPINION, this section
is fairly unique & alone is worth the price of the
book; notes on color; more

4. Pottery Making Info - weights for various forms;
lids; an overwhelming number of ideas of what to make;

5. Glaze Recipes - over 100 recipes incl. low fire,
C/6, C/9-10

This is a summary, NOT an inclusive list. Further qns,
write me back off list.

Karen Gringhuis
KG Pottery
Box 607 Alfred NY 14802

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