Glazes - Development and Adjustment (40)

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glaze flakes off bisqueware before firing

hello, I'm a new potter who plans to make my own glazes following recipes I find online.  I'm firing them in my home studio at cone 6 in m…

Started by Rita Mattson

14 Jun 3, 2014
Reply by Nadine Mercader

Can one predict the appearance of a glaze? (part II: tri-axial graphs of the Flux, Glass-formers and Amfoteres)

In a previous post, I discussed briefly a method to predict -with some approximation - the possibility to predict the appearance of a glaze…

Started by Daniel Spruyt

5 May 17, 2014
Reply by Daniel Spruyt

red pink purple mauve glaze

I saw this glaze at a crafts fair.It was beautiful and breaking to all of those colors. I have since tried it and I get a rather ordinary l…

Started by Lawrence Weathers

1 Mar 30, 2014
Reply by Wyndham Dennison

Issues with Jen's Juicy Fruit - Only problem glaze in a full load of tests?????

I would appreciate some feedback re this Jens Juicy fruit glaze I tested the other day. I fired a kiln load of tests with success EXCEPT fo…

Started by Jan Wallace

11 Mar 24, 2014
Reply by Ayjay

Slip Glazes

Slip glazes are glazes developed from natural materials that might be usable as clays in a low fire range, but actually melt down and becom…

Started by George Lewter

4 Mar 19, 2014
Reply by George Lewter

How Can I Substitute G200 hp for Custer Feldspar

Hey all, I need some help adjusting this glaze, because I need to substitute G200 hp for the custer feldspar. Would I adjust by adding +3…

Started by juli long

4 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by George Lewter

glaze cracks and peels off the pot

A clear glaze that I have used for years crackled badly so much so that it can be lifted off the pots. Ther was a slip underneath that was…

Started by Annika Hinze

5 Jan 12, 2014
Reply by Celia Walker

Glossy glaze coming out Matt

I am testing my various porcelains, I'm using tried and true recipes that I have used before. I checked my cones and they are showing 6 ful…

Started by Brenda Outram

19 Aug 19, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

Making the switch from gas to electric..

God morning friends. I am making the switch from cone nine gas firing to cone six electric. I use one glaze for most of my work and that is…

Started by Lisa Nouvelle

18 Aug 11, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

Ferro frit 3124 verses 3134

I am using 3134 instead of 3124 in the SCM formula. Does anyone know if this will result in anything unfavorable? Thanks - Paul

Started by Paul Nicholas

3 Aug 11, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

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