Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


The clay body used to develop the thesis forms was composed of one part Hawthorn clay, one part Jordan clay, one part Ball clay, one part Fire Clay, and one to two part s fine grog. All work was bisque fired at cone 07 and glaze fired in a heavy reduction atmosphere at cone 9. Several works were sprayed with a dark glaze, wiped clean on high surfaces, then reglazed with lighter glazes. The glazes were mostly feldspar bases with coloring oxides of red iron, manganese, cobalt, and copper. The glaze surf aces range from mat to glossy. Several works were reglazed as many as three times before achieving the effect desired. The spray gun was used for glaze application except for the interiors of some small necked pieces, which were glazed by the pouring technique.


Darrell McGinnis

Date of Award

Summer 1974

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1974 Eldon G. Solt


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