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Below is the list of all chapters which are dealt with in the book:

Preface p. 5

1. INTRODUCTION p. 7

2. HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF RED COLOURS p. 16

Including some thoughts on colours other than ceramic red colours

3. IRON p. 29

the element with many-sided possibilities

4. COPPER p. 37

a wonderful red due to a ceramic conversion

5. GOLD p. 47

the noble red

6. CHROMIUM TIN STAINS p. 54

red shades through calcination

7. NICKEL p. 61

a purplish red

8. CHROMIUM p. 65

red results with a multi-colouring component

9. URANIUM p. 70

the radioactive red

10. CADMIUM SELENIUM p. 84

a ceramic creation of real red colours.

10.1 selenium p. 84

10,2 cadmium p. 86

10.3 sulphur p. 90

10.4 development of frits and glazes p. 91

10.5 defects p.113

10.6 veins p.116

10.7 pigmented red p.118

11. LITERATURE p.130

12. LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS, FIGURES AND TABLES p.137

The method of making red coloured glazes through cadmium selenium is one of the eight different possibilities but by far the only one to create real red colours and also with a wide industrial application.

It is, however, very remarkable as well how the famous Chinese potters of the Sung dynasty could make the beautiful copper red reduction glazes or how the Greek and Roman potters made their famous red and black coloured Terra Sigillata. The red uranium glazes were made only during the first part of the 20th century but beautiful examples of this tomato red still exist.

All these different ways for making red coloured glazes are handled in the book given also the best available compositions.

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