Intro to Glazy.org – Video Tutorial
Glazy.org is a free ceramic recipe sharing website where users can upload glaze recipes and photos to share with the ceramics community.
Intro to Glazy.org
If you’ve never used Glazy.org before, this is a helpful tutorial to get started. In this tutorial, I go over the basics of using the site like:
- how to create a free account
- how to upload a recipe with image
- what to do if your recipe doesn’t add up to 100%
- how to edit all the details like temperature, surface, transparency, atmosphere
- intro to bookmarks
- how to keep recipes private or make them public to share with the community
- the collaborative and interactive aspects of Glazy.org
- how to search for recipes by keyword
Learn glaze chemistry
Glazy.org isn’t just a place to store recipes and images. It also has the benefit of being a glaze calculation software that converts recipes to their Unity Molecular Formula (UMF) so you can see the underlying chemistry of each formula.
If you’re a glaze nerd like me, this is very important information to have in front of you while viewing a glaze recipe. If you want to learn glaze chemistry, it’s a great way to get used to looking at the UMF, even if you don’t know what it means yet.
Glazy.org was created and is maintained by Derek Au. If you love Glazy like I do, consider supporting Derek so he can keep the site up to date and running smoothly for all of us https://www.patreon.com/derekau
Thanks so much Sue for taking the time to create this step by step video on Glazy.org site. I entered the site a couple of times but didn’t really understand it. Not that I’m to the level of create (formulating) glazes but it’s certainly useful information for when I do.
Thanks again, Christine
You’re very welcome! The more you subject yourself to glaze recipes and their chemistry, the more it will start to sink in and make sense. Glazy is great for all levels. Enjoy!
Thank you so much for the “Glazy tour!” This is very helpful and appreciated. I did not know there were so many useful features on this website. I will be spending more time on Glazy now that I know more about it.
That’s great, Ginny! It’s such a great website with many more features than I covered in these tutorials 🙂
Hi Sue, I’m a potter at the South Vanc. Island Potters Guild – and have acquired a mixed glaze bucket from a local person (who’s moving) – there’s no recipe but it’s labeled “HCSM-1 with tin -BLUE” I’m wondering if this recipe sounds familiar to you – I’m guessings it’s a High Calcium Semi-Matte .. perhaps from J.Britt or other book.
Hoping you can help me find the recipe (quite lovely on her test tile).
Nancy Wall, SVIPG Librarian
Hi Nancy, I’m not familiar with that recipe but you might be on to something with the name. Are you in my Facebook group? I think posting there will probably get you some answers. Or even try posting in the SVIPG facebook group? If you post a photo with your request, you’ll have better chances. Or do a search on glazy.org? Good luck!