Commercial Glazes (11)

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Christmas Ornament glazes

I will make some ornaments this christmas, and need to know which low fire glazes make decent colors, assuming at low fire. I am out of my…

Started by cp dunbar

3 Nov 23, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

Getting a soda ash fired look with commercial glaze?

How can you achieve a soda ash fired look w/ Commercial Glaze? i'm a student at a local Community College and want this look. I like the or…

Started by catherine simmons

8 Jun 8, 2016
Reply by Pat

Amaco potter's choice

Has anyone tried these? I saw a brochure at my local pottery studio and there were some gorgeous examples. http://www.amaco.com/learn-about

Started by Leigh Whitaker

18 Apr 9, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

Amaco High Fire Glazes

I am experimenting with some interesting construction techniques and have been using Amaco high fire white because it can be used on greenw…

Started by Marla Stroup

13 Aug 7, 2014
Reply by Marti Howell

opulence matt base question

I have been gifted 25 lb's(dry) of Opulence matt base(cone 6). and am wondering what are some of the amts of coloring oxides/carbonates and…

Started by Wyndham Dennison

3 Jul 13, 2014
Reply by Wyndham Dennison

Mixing Commercial glazes

Ok Newbie time... I've never mixed my own glazes or anything, I haven't fired anything yet, but I am going to soon.  I bought around 5 di…

Started by Tom Humphries

1 May 10, 2014
Reply by Nadine Mercader

Cups - Amaco Textured Amber w/ Red & CS Coastal Blue

Coffee Mugs with Amaco Textured amber for base glaze, Coyote really red in the texture, & Clay Scape pottery Syracuse, NY, Coastal blue…

Started by Robert Serva

1 Jan 8, 2014
Reply by Dani Montoya

Mayco Robin’s egg with ClayScapes Coastal Blue Over

Here was a surprise; This is Mayco Robin’s egg with ClayScapes Coastal Blue Over. I was not real happy with just using the Robin’s egg, i…

Started by Robert Serva

1 Jan 8, 2014
Reply by Dani Montoya

Coyote Archie’s base with a light spray of Coyote fire opal

 Next Glaze in the line-up, over white porcelain, Coyote Archie’s base with a light spray of Coyote fire opal.  It comes out a nice almos…

Started by Robert Serva

0 Jul 19, 2013

Mugs - Midnight Blue With Chun Plumb

Here is a base coat of PC midnight Blue and PC Chun Plumb over, if you glob the Chun Plumb on with a sponge in areas, you will get more of…

Started by Robert Serva

1 Jul 2, 2013
Reply by Robert Serva

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Members have had great things to say about John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from Amazon.com

Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

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For the non-digitally inclined the old standard Ohaus Triple Pro Mechanical Triple Beam Balance, 2610g x 0.1g, with Tare $169.00

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