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You can learn pottery glazing techniques & have fun along the way. Learn to paint fire and glaze all types of pottery. Many pottery glaze types are covered in the video. Learn to clay glaze with the best. This video is one in my series you do not want to miss. Video Clip:

Learn pottery glazing techniques & how to paint fire and glaze. Many pottery glaze types, and clay glaze techniques are featured in the video. My pottery glazing & firing video is on of my series that is a must for pottery makers.

Glazing And Firing Includes:

Preparing greenware for bisque, loading electric and gas bisque, firing electric and gas bisque; waxing, glaze mixing, glazing by dipping, pouring and spraying; glaze testing, decorative glaze techniques, loading a glaze kiln and glaze firing; Finishing fired ware and much more.

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What is glazing and firing?

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Ceramic glaze is an impervious layer or coating of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a ceramic body through firing. Glaze can serve to color, decorate or waterproof an item.  (courtesy Wikipedia.com)

How old is glazing and firing?

Glazes first appeared on stone materials in the 4th millennium BC, and Ancient Egyptian faience (fritware rather than clay-based) was self-glazing, as the material naturally formed a glaze-like crust in firing.  (courtesy Wikipedia.com)

Where did they start glazing pottery?

Mesopotamia.  Instead, simple glass items, such as beads, have been discovered in Mesopotamia and Egypt dating to 3,500 BCE. At the beginning of the Bronze Age, glazed pottery was produced in Mesopotamia. However, it was not until 1,500 BCE that Egyptians started building factories to create glassware for ointments and oils.  (courtesy ceramics.org)

What is ceramic glaze made of?

Raw materials of ceramic glazes generally include silica, which will be the main glass former. Various metal oxides, such as sodium, potassium, and calcium, act as flux and therefore lower the melting temperature. Alumina, often derived from clay, stiffens the molten glaze to prevent it from running off the piece. (courtesy ceramics.org)

What is glaze in ceramics?

Ceramic glaze is an impervious layer or coating of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a ceramic body through firing. Glaze can serve to color, decorate or waterproof an item. Glazing renders earthenware vessels suitable for holding liquids, sealing the inherent porosity of unglazed biscuit earthenware. (courtesy ceramics.org)

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