Glazes of Taizé

Bleu (blue): 

For this shade of blue, cobalt oxide is added to the glaze, which is originally made of ash from the forests of Bresse (beyond the Saône).

Jaune (yellow): 

The yellow tone of this glaze comes from a high aluminum content and the addition of titanium oxide.

Okoumé (dull gray-blue): 

This glaze is made by re-creating an ash of waste tropical wood from a local carpentry shop.

Omnia (green): 

The green hue of the glaze is created from a mixture of the other glazes.

Gousseau (yellow): 

This shade of yellow is created by recreating an ash of trees from the neighboring forest of Gousseau on the other side of the valley.

Temmoku (black with red inclusions): 

This glaze has a Japanese name, but it is a classical glaze as it was created in China more than 1000 years ago. It gets its characteristic hue from the addition of iron.

Bois de Bresse (shimmering white): 

This shimmering shade is obtained by recreating an ash from the cuttings of a hedge from the plain of Bresse, near Taizé.

Noisette (light brown): 

The light brown of the glaze is obtained by recreating an ash of hazelnut shells of Spanish origin.

Rouge de fer (iron red rusty brown): 

This reddish brown glaze contains iron and phosphorus.

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