I invite all of you to join Glazy, a ceramics recipe library that allows anyone to browse and add pottery recipes for free.
Glazy was built using the latest open source tools, including Laravel and Bootstrap. The database of ceramic recipes was originally seeded with data from Linda Arbuckle’s GlazeChem database and John Sankey’s glaze database. John Britt, Alisa Liskin Clausen, Terry Rorison and Tara Hagen have also included their glaze tests with images.
Since it’s release, many new features have been added to Glazy, including improved charts and color search. More information can be found on the Glazy help page.
If you have ceramics recipes that you would like to add, or if you would like to help organize the recipes already in the database, please contact us.
Glazy is constantly improving and evolving. I hope you will join us!
With the data stored in Glazy it is possible to visualize recipes using graphs and charts.
In the future, these visualizations and more will be added to Glazy at http://glazy.org/graphs
Below are simple pie charts showing the most commonly used glaze materials for both Mid-Fire and High-Fire glazes.
For those who are just starting out with glazes, these charts could be a useful guide when stocking glaze materials.
The charts on the left are for “base” materials, the materials that form the actual glaze. On the right are charted the “additional” materials- typically colorants and opacifiers- that are added to the base glaze materials.
There are still some strange and untrustworthy recipes in the Glazy database that may have skewed the results somewhat.
Below are the charts for High-Fire glazes.