Chapter 35. Matt Glaze Control Through Raw Materials and Process — Is it Possible?
- Willam M. Carty
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 2003 The American Ceramic Society
Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2
How to Cite
Bartimus, K. (2008) Matt Glaze Control Through Raw Materials and Process — Is it Possible?, in Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294796.ch35
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 2003
Print ISBN: 9780470375822
Online ISBN: 9780470294796
As ceramists, one of our greatest challenges is the development of a matt glaze. Certainly when one is in charge of developing a matt glaze and introducing it into production with consistency, it can be a humbling experience. Matt-glazes are extremely sensitive to variations in the production process. Variability starts with the formulation and continues down to and includes the heat work required to produce the desired appearance. Each variable is capable of inhibiting the crystal formation needed to produce a matt glaze. This paper will take into consideration some of the variables that affect the successful development of a matt glaze. We will then look at raw materials and processing as points of controlling matt glazes to achieve a more consistent appearance.