UMF Phase Diagrams: Guidemaps for Ceramic Glaze Development

The purpose of this article is to introduce potters to a new type of graph to help them identify composition areas for new glaze recipe development and assist them in producing glazes with desired finishes (e.g. glossy, satin or matt). Potters interested in creating their own ceramic glaze recipes usually start by modifying published glaze recipes. This process can be very systematic through replacement of individual ingredients or simply mixing different glaze recipes together to generate new ones.