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  Glazes From A   
Potter's Perspective:
A Simple, Kitchen-Method Approach to Understanding Glaze Development​

by Steve Loucks
Contributing Editor: Lynnette Hesser
This book is wonderful for the hobby potter or ceramic artist in the home studio and excellent for use by professors for their students while teaching classes on glazing and glaze development in the university, school, or group studio setting. The book is printed on water-resistant paper and is spiral bound to remain open easily.

           To purchase the book,

  please call: 256.435.4105 or               256.452.8213



    If we are unable to answer the phone, please leave a message with a convenient time for us to return your call and repeat your name and phone number. The book costs $47.00 for USA customers, $70.00 for Canada, $80 for Mexico, and the price is determined for all other international customers by their shipping address. Lynnette will email an online invoice from and will send a physical   

receipt of payment along with your new book. She will email you your USPS Media Mail tracking number or customs number. We also like to find out how you heard about the book along with what type of clay work you do so we can best help you on your way to achieving your glazing goals. 

Book Reviews:

John Simmons, Clay professor, Lee University:

     "Steve Loucks’ book, “Glazes From a Potter’s Perspective” is indispensable for the every clay classroom. The subtitle, “A Simple, Kitchen-Method Approach to Understanding Glaze Development”, neatly summarizes the approach of this book. It is a great, no-nonsense text that skips the confusing mathematical and chemical formulaic approach that is often found in books on ceramic glazing and instead gives basic practical information that is invaluable in the classroom or for individual use. It is profuse with helpful color photographs to illustrate the various well-explained topics.  This is my go-to book for just about any glaze question. I would not be without it in my college classroom."


Jonathan Kaplan, Curator, Plinth Gallery

     "I also came from the pencil and slide rule glaze calculation era but with a solid base in ceramic materials. I think your book is one of the more important contributions to our field that takes the behind-the-scenes of glazing and makes it understandable.

      Even with the latest software, it is still molar based and while the calculation are done for you, you still need a solid base in ceramic materials. Your book has made this subject understandable, easy to comprehend, and non-mysterious.

      Thank you for writing this valuable text and much success with it.”

Scott Smith, ceramic artist

After 12 years, my ceramic journey hit a cognitive breakthrough!  Your book!!!


‘Glazes From A Potter’s Perspective’ has fully demystified glazes and glaze materials.  I’m now more confident than ever that I can start crafting my own glazes.  Thank you so very much for writing this book. You have opened up so many new adventures for me. Greatly appreciated!

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