Chapter 35. Matt Glaze Control Through Raw Materials and Process — Is it Possible?

  1. Willam M. Carty
  1. Keith Bartimus

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294796.ch35

Whitewares and Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 2

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

Author Information

  1. Lenox Technical Center Pomona, NJ

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375822

Online ISBN: 9780470294796

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Keywords:

  • glaze;
  • variability;
  • humbling;
  • formulation;
  • variables

Summary

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.