Chapter 3. Calculating Glaze Color from Pigment and Opacifier Standards

  1. William M. Carty
  1. Douglas R. Eppler1 and
  2. Richard A. Eppler2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294475.ch3

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 2

How to Cite

Eppler, D. R. and Eppler, R. A. (2008) Calculating Glaze Color from Pigment and Opacifier Standards, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294475.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nyco Minerals, Willsboro, New York

  2. 2

    Eppler Associates, Cheshire, Connecticut

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375570

Online ISBN: 9780470294475

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Keywords:

  • pigments;
  • opacifier;
  • spectrometer;
  • hypothesis;
  • mathematics

Summary

The color of a glaze is determined by the amounts and color of each of its constituent pigments, its opacifier, and the color of the base glaze. We develop mathematical relationships between these parameters in order to predict the amounts of pigments and opacifier needed for a desired color.