William Melstrom on fri 10 oct 08
Joyce, any one intersted in seeing just how far contemporary crystalline
glazes have adavanced should take a look at last year's exhibit at Bill
The Herbert Sanders book mentioned by others is a fascinating collector's
item, but is dated, IMO. The single best modern crystalline glaze book for
beginners and experts alike is "The Art of Crystalline Glazing: Basic
Techniques" by Jon Price & LeRoy Price. It is up-to-date and excellent.
The Rose from Texas that you refer to is probably Rose Downs from Dallas:
She is also one of the "Administrators" of The Crystalline Glaze Forum.
Moderator, The Crystalline Glaze Forum
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From: "joyce" joycelee@IWVISP.COM
I'm continuing to search for
> a book on crystalline glazes for an absolute beginner Joyce
> In the Mojave desert of California U.S.A. who chose pottery to learn
> from scratch....
> over other arts and crafts ..... based on a website by a woman in
> her name might have been Rose but I'm not sure. It was a long time ago.
> However, her exquisite crystalline work lured me in. I then discovered
> it would be awhile before I could work seriously with crystallines..... so
> journey began through electric low fire to gas high fire.. from
> commercial glazes
> to working with recipes and lately trying to come up with my own glazes
> to see if I can). The progression included throwing mostly though
> lately I've been
> working with handbuilding, in which I thought I could never, ever have
> And now here I am back to square one attempting to pursue crystalline
> my first love. Help.