Portland State College. Department of Art
Date of Award
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Art
1 online resource (23 leaves)
This thesis maintains that glazes may be colored or textured by the addition of common substances such as metal filings, gravels, sands, or local clays. Three basic glazes were chosen: one transparent, one mat, and one semi-mat. To these basic glazes more than fifty inorganic materials were added in separate test batches. A diversity of results was produced ranging from a glossy, sand-speckled glaze to a rough glaze made with aluminum shavings; from a white, iridescent glaze made with gypsum to a dull gun-metal black glaze made with brass shavings; from a transparent colorless glaze made with aspirin tablets to a dark green translucent glaze made with copper filings. This study can be used as the basis for a unit on glazes in a secondary school classroom; its purpose is to serve as an introduction to glazes, while teaching the students an appreciation of some of the earth’s abundant raw materials and how they can be used in ceramic glazes.
Balsiger, Carol Hilda, "Three basic stoneware glazes for cone six oxidation which may be changed in color or texture by the addition of common materials such as sand, clay soil, crushed gravel, or metal filings" (1968). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 559.