"Yo! Science, bitches!"

Over the summer, I asked my good friend and pottery mentor at the York Town Craft Guild, Bill Thompson, what he thought about experimenting with mixing glazes from scratch. I'd gotten to a point where I was becoming curious about the chemistry and having more control over the surface appearance of my ceramic work, plus I wanted to cut down on the costs of my glazes. Commercial glazes are expensive but worth it for the reliability-- so Bill told me. The Guild's previous master potter, Hugo Fiorio, had a book of glazes he'd developed over a lifetime, and I was eager to try some of those out. Alas, these were all Cone 10 glazes and completely useless to me for firing my ware at Cone 6. Disappoi