Ash Glazes: Techniques and Glazing from Natural Sources (Hardcover)

Ash Glazes: Techniques and Glazing from Natural Sources By Phil Rogers, Richard Coles (Foreword by), Mike Dodd (Introduction by), Hajeong Lee Rogers (Volume editor) Cover Image
By Phil Rogers, Richard Coles (Foreword by), Mike Dodd (Introduction by), Hajeong Lee Rogers (Volume editor)
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Fully updated and revised, with new photographs and glaze recipes, this is the third edition of this classic guide to ash glazes.

Forever curious and eager to learn new things about ceramics, Phil Rogers constantly tinkered with clay bodies, glaze formulae and approaches to firing. This volume is his seminal work on transforming ash into glaze: an essential text for all potters and ceramicists with additional relevance today with its focus on prioritising the use of natural resources.

Ash Glazes examines the practicalities of collecting and testing wood ashes, demonstrates the process of making them into glazes and offers a step-by-step guide to using them to decorate your pots.

This edition, updated and revised by Hajeong Lee Rogers, is a celebration of pottery at its best. Starting with an introduction to the history of ash glazes, then moving on to a wide range of practical advice and methods, the book is enlivened by photographs of the work of potters from around the world, who use ash in colourful and imaginative ways. It provides true inspiration for working potters and delight for all those interested in contemporary ceramics.

About the Author

Phil Rogers was one of Britain's leading potters and advocates for his craft. He was a fellow of the Craft Potters Association and had in the past been chairman of its council. His work is held by museums around the world, including the V&A, the British Museum and the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Japan. He is the author of Ash Glazes and Salt Glazing.

Hajeong Lee Rogers grew up in South Korea where she later studied crafts at Sungshin Women's University and quickly became attached to the ceramics department. She won the National Award for Craft Art for one of her large ceramic sculptures in 2005. In 2011, she moved to Wales to be with her husband Phil Rogers where she started working in her own studio, making tableware with a fusion of traditional Korean techniques and patterns influenced by William Morris. Her work is included in the Reeves Collection, Washington and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Praise For…

“The most useful and definitive guide to the various uses of wood ashes in glaze application.” —Mike Dodd, internationally acclaimed potter

“Potters, young and old, will delight in the updates, and our continuing experiments and revelations will be fitting tributes to all that Phil and Hajeong have contributed to our field.” —Mark Hewitt, author of 'The Potter's Eye'

“For those seeking a single reference work which both introduces the topic but also gives you the tools, knowledge and encouragement to experiment in your own environment this is undoubtedly the definitive choice.” —Westcountry Potters

“There is no doubt this third edition of Ash Glazes provides true inspiration not only working potters, collectors and those interested in contemporary ceramics, but for the broader view it provides in supporting the resurgence of ceramics as a craft form in current British culture.” —Midlands Potters Association

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789940947
ISBN-10: 178994094X
Publisher: Herbert Press
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English