The authors of this site, John Hesselberth and Ron Roy, have a strong belief that the glazes we potters put on our pots should be both durable in use and attractive. For too many years potters who have written glaze books and articles in magazines have paid attention only to the aesthetics of the glaze and not to suitability for use. The result has been a lot of glazes in the open literature that, while attractive, have one or more faults that make their use on functional pottery highly questionable. We now have two products to address this issue.
The first is the book "Mastering Cone 6 Glazes", first published in 2002 and now in its 6th printing with over 18,000 copies sold. In it we demonstrate, beyond doubt, that glazes fired in an electric kiln to cone 6 can be both attractive and durable. And we show you how to make sure yours are.
Please note that the printed copies are now "Out of Print" and there are no currect plans to print more. As noted below "Mastering Cone 6 Glazes" is also available as an ebook on Apple's iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Buy it from within the iBook app on one of those devices.
The second product is the glaze calculation program "GlazeMaster™" which serves not only as a great database for glaze recipes, but also as a tool to help potters design new glazes and analyze or adjust existing ones.
Both of these products are described in detail on this site and we hope you will enjoy learning about them.
Here are some recent news items regarding these products:
Great News!!! "Mastering Cone 6 Glazes" is now available as an ebook on iBooks -- Apple's reading app for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Open iBooks on your device. Tap on your Library and then on Store. Search for it. Or learn more here. Since we aren't printing books, the price is much reduced; $19.99 vs. $39.95 for the printed copy. And, of course you also save the shipping charge. The ebook version is updated in a number of ways, e.g. material compositions, recipe adjustments for G-200HP feldspar, and more.
Now Released… GlazeMaster™ 3 -- Glaze calculation and database software for both Windows and Macintosh computers. Click here for more information, free upgrades, and trial downloads. GlazeMaster is now sold only by download at a reduced price of $40 (and, of course no shipping charge). You download a trial copy, get it running on your machine and test it out, and then within 60 days return to this site to buy it. An installation code that removes the 60 day trial period will be emailed.