Glazes - Application Techniques (32)

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Slip trailing

I'm trying to refine my skills at slip trailing and struggling. I'm having trouble getting slip to squirt in a smooth flowing manner, somet…

Started by Lawrence Weathers

9 Jan 24
Reply by Lawrence Weathers

glaze flaking off in high magnesium glazes

Lalone crawl is one of the worst . it is very high in magnesium. But I don't want to reduce the magnesium because I like the fired affect v…

Started by Lawrence Weathers

6 Jan 12
Reply by Tom Anderson

Specific Gravity and Bentonite

Does anyone know what a good specific gravity is for VC satin matte? Also how much Bentonite is too much? I put 2% in this glaze and it is…

Started by Robin Cherfane

4 Dec 10, 2016
Reply by Robin Cherfane

Spraying glazes

Does anyone have some advice for spraying glazes?  I use a small airbrush to spray underglazes and of course, have great luck with them goi…

Started by Kathy Ransom

56 Sep 11, 2016
Reply by Jim Wallace

Glaze Tips & Tricks

Everyone has experienced this - Not all of our glazed pots are pleasing .....We unload our glazed pots from a warm kiln with the excitement…

Started by Patricia Bridges

18 Jul 21, 2016
Reply by Vladimir

Special Effects with Brush Application

Brushing glazes seems so basic that we seldom discuss it.  It just isn't sexy.  But I have spent the past year finding ways to make my brus…

Started by Dawn Atkin

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

Spraying Glazes - A good starter compressor and spray gun set?

I see a lot of beautiful work done by people spraying glazes. I have only been brushing and dipping for a long time now and I am ready to m…

Started by Joseph Fireborn

2 Dec 26, 2015
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

Flocculating and deflocculating

I am a fairly new potter with a question regarding glazes that separate so badly, it is a constant battle to keep them in suspension. I rec…

Started by Cyndy shorter

19 Dec 7, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

Underglazes

I'm new to ceramics - very new.  So I bought some clay that's going to bisque fire white and assembled a slab birdhouse.  I'm certainly not…

Started by Joe Rader

2 Sep 22, 2015
Reply by Joe Rader

Dry glaze application

Hello! I read a post about dry glaze application. I cannot find it now, but wanted to ask how do you apply these dry glazes, for example to…

Started by luis goldfarb

3 Jun 3, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

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