New York State College of Ceramics: Studio Resource


Here you can find recipes for glazes, slips, clay bodies, and much more at a large range of firing temperatures. Not all of the recipes have been confirmed as correct so please use at your own risk. 

For each temperature rang the recipes are listed in order by use:  Throwing, Handbuilding, Casting, Flameware

Low Fire Recipes

Mid Fire Recipes

High Fire Recipes

Class Clays Archive

Micro Brew Claybodies

Current Class Clays

Raw Mats Cookbooks

These Documents contain recipes and processes that have been developed by the Undergraduate students in the Raw Materials class in the NYSCC at Alfred. 

2009 Cookbook

2008 Cookbook

2007 Cookbook

2006 Cookbook

2005 Cookbook

2004 Cookbook



Val Cushing's Handbook, A special thank you to Val Cushing for permission to reprint formulas from his seminal handbook. (Third edition) 

Alfred Clay Bodies, A collection of recipes used over the past 10-15 years at Alfred. 

Class Clays, Clays currently used in classes at Alfred

Cook Book, Experiments developed in the Raw Materials class at Alfred, taught by Carlo Sammarco