Developing Ceramic Textured Matt Glazes Using Omani Plant Ash: The Contributions of Art Education Teachers
Keywords:Art Education, Ash glazes, Ceramics, Oman.
AbstractIt is widely known that ready-made glazes are hugely expensive, in spite of their widespread availability in Oman. Most students of ceramic art, at various levels of education, depend on foreign materials rather than local materials, which has resulted in high production costs. As an environmentally diverse country, Oman has great potential to take advantage of local crop waste plant waste by using it to make attractive ceramic glazes. Ann experimental study conducted at the ceramic studio in Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) led to the development of some excellent recipes for ceramic glazes using 20% to 30% ash. This study has helped to convert Omani plant waste into textured matt ceramic glazes, which are otherwise expensive to procure for educational and commercial purposes.
Birkhimer, G. (2006). Rappin’With The French Wrap. BATS News February/March.
De Montmollin, D. (1997) Pratique des emaux de cendres. (Practice of ash glazes). Vendin-le-Vieil: Editions La Revue de la Céramique et du Verr
Metcalfe, C. (2008). New Ash Glazes from Arable Crop Waste: Exploring the use of straw from Pisum sativum (Combining Pea) and Vicia faba (Field Bean) (1 Ed.).England: Sunderland.
Mohamad, S.H. (2005). Hydrilla of the UNIMAS Lakes: An Ash Glaze Composition. Wacana Suni Journal of art discourse, 4(1), 63-81.
Rabena, A, Amano, R & Peralta, E. (2008). The Effects of Rice Hull Ash on Ceramics Glaze. UNP Research Journal, XVII (1), 51-58.
Rogers, P.H. (2003). Ash Glazes. (2nd Ed.). England: A & C Black Publishers Ltd.
Said, T, Ramli, H & Sedon, M. (2014). A Simple Method for Production of Eco Green Glaze from Imperata Cylindrical Ash. ITMAR, 1(1), 349-357.
Tichane, R. (1998) Ash glazes. Iola, Wis, USA: Krause Publications
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).