Experiments in Gohonde Spotting
This is a 37 page PDF outlining my experiments with Gohonde Spotting in a gas kiln with easily accessible kaolins and clay bodies.
I include many slip and cover glaze recipes, mixing and application details and firing cycles and refiring cycles. There are many samples pieces as well as some test tile examples which show the range of possibilities for this amazing technique. They are gas reduction/oxidation glazes at cone 10 and a I only cover a very small bit on cone 6 Gohonde but I think that these can be very easily adapted to cone 6 reduction/oxidation. I list multiple firing cycles.
This is a rare piece of ceramic glaze literature because most people keep these secrets to themselves but I wanted to share what I learned so others could take it as a starting point in their research. (Plus I am getting old and forgetful and wanted to write it all down.)
This is well worth the price tag because as you know, trying to learn this all yourself would take months of making tiles, throwing, trimming and bisque firing thousands of pieces, making glaze recipes and variations. Basically the cost of two glaze glaze firing and you can have it all. A gem of ceramics literature.
I would ask that you don’t just go and publish the recipes on Glazy and other social media outlets for a while. I am trying to find a way to make this kind of research economically viable and if I can’t make any money for 9 months of work then I won’t be able to keep investigating glazes. Thanks.