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-potters-choice-glazes/

I don't work for amaco, btw. Just wondering if anyone has tried them yet.

I just got a new kiln with a controller, so I'm working on MC6G right now, but I may get a few of these and try some mixing and matching.

Leigh

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Don't refire Amaco Seaweed or slow-cool it after a ^6 firing.  The green waves running through the translucent glaze becomes an opaque matte due to crystallization.

Marti Howell said:

I just came across this discussion. What did Mary Kay suggest layering with Seaweed? The only combo I have liked so far is Seaweed with 1 layer Mayco White Opal over it. Beautiful flowing colors.

There's also a FB page for Potter's Choice glazes where you can see many combos. After seeing many of Amaco's ads, I had to buy a few. I already use Ancient Jasper. I bought it in powder form and mix with brushing medium. I either pour or brush it on and have gotten beautiful results. I love to use it with MC6 Bone either dipped or brushed on rims. Here's an example of AJ brushed on with the top dipped into Bone From MC6. I also recently purchased a few pints, but am hesitant to keep buying them, as they are quite spendy and take quite a long time to dry. What I have been doing is some test tiles of various glazes, layered over one another. Some are from MC6, some are commercial. I'm getting ready for a show, but will post some pics when I return home. The second photo has a plate with "Copperhead" from Minnesota Clay, with Bone brushed on rim. I love what Bone does over other glazes. Also, I look at Amaco's PC glaze combos, and look at glazes I already have, then layer them in a similar way. IE, MC6's Variegated Blue looks a lot like PC's Rutile Blue. And Cream Breaking Red that I mix myself looks a lot like Albany slip Brown, so I tested them and love the result. I will post when I have some time.

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 I have Obsidian, Iron & Storm from Amaco that I am going to use with Donna's White as the fourth glaze & put a bunch of the PC glazes over the top of all 4 just to see what they'll do.  Amaco's website shows the layers with Obsidian & Iron, but not Storm, but I thought it would be a good one to add.  And the Donna's White with rutile was a no-brainer to add to the mix.  So the plate will be divided into 4 sections and about a dozen of the PC glazes will be put over all 4.  Hopefully some good combos will emerge.....  jhp

I almost forgot, there will a little test area with the 3 Amaco Celadons over Donna's White just to see what that will do..... jhp

Oh, wow! I love the An Jas w MC Bone. I use MC Iron Red w AJ. Unfortunately, shipping from Minn is very expensive to CA. I have almost all the PC glazes & some I really like & others I'm still working on. Don't have any pics right now. One of the problems I have is glaze thickness. Since I'm a hand-builder I have lots of texture which tends to get obliterated w 4 cts of glaze. I'm trying to find an answer to this problem.

Blick Art has 13 stores in California selling a nice selection of these costly pint glazes.

http://www.dickblick.com/stores/california/

http://www.dickblick.com/products/amaco-potters-choice-glazes/

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