Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
My thesis is a documentation of my research with wood ash glaze. Specifics of the type of wood ash used, how it was prepared, where it was collected, and glaze formulas are discussed. I have included a brief history of ash glazes and the importance through their elemental structure. Contemporary potter's who have strongly influenced me through their use of ash glaze are referred to also. The type of clay, firing methods, and application are also briefly mentioned. My goal is to present the variety of surfaces using a small collection of glaze material and wood ash with several types of coloring oxides, creating an unlimited array of colors and depth. Formulation of fake ash glazes made for an alternative to the surface quality and saved time, by eliminating the involvement of collecting and processing wood ash.
Birkhimer, Bradley Charles, "Wood ash glaze" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1695.