My reasons for writing this thesis is to present my findings which have resulted from my explorations into the development of ash glazes, local slip glazes, once fire techniques and the production of an oriented ash glaze surface which will be consistent enough to be used on a steady line of functional dinnerware and accessories. Investigation into these areas was stimulated by a striving to join myself with the closeness of ash and natural clay glazes to the relation of the clay-forming process itself. Also the investigation has led toward the development of the once fire method which has resulted in great savings economically, time-wise, and ecologically. This once fire process joins the raw clay and slip clay ash glaze without taking away the fresh raw quality of the clay by being fired from raw clay to finished product in a one step process.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glazes--Formulae; Glazing (Ceramics)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Skinner, Howard, "Ash glazes, local slip glazes and once fire process" (1976). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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