John Britt Pottery

Gold Shino (Experiments in Iron Gold and Iridescent Glazes)



Gold Shino (Experiments in Iron Gold and Iridescent Glazes)



This is a 52 page PDF outlining my experiments with Iron Gold and Iridescent Glazes over the past 35 years. I include many recipes and firing cycles as well as sample pieces which show the range of possibilities for these amazing glazes. Most are cone 10 reduction glazes but I do include 2 cone 6 versions for reduction. I have cycles for refiring in electric also.

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 years of making tiles, throwing, trimming and bisque firing thousands of pieces, making glaze recipes and variations, and even one gas firing would cost 4 times as much. Just the time it would take you to throw away all your rejects would exceed the small price for this gem of ceramics literature.


Downloadable PDF (You should be sent a link to click IMMEDIATELY so you can download it. Be patient because it may take time depending on your connection speed. Watch for it. Check your SPAM file! If you don’t see it contact me asap.

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