Pottery, Copper Red Glaze

This glaze was developed in China over 600 years ago. It was traditionally used on porcelain, to obtain bright colors over the white clay body. I have developed glaze recipes for a white stoneware clay, which often results in burgundy hues. I fire this glaze in natural gas kilns because it is very sensitive to levels of oxygen and gas in the kiln atmosphere, providing natural variations in color.  I also enjoy adding drips of colorants to provide more surface movement and color contrast.

4 Replies to “Pottery, Copper Red Glaze”

    1. Dr. Sencer, I’d be very curious to learn how you managed to obtain copper reds in an electric kiln.

      Kind regards
      Jens Thomsen

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