Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
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.
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
Blick Art has 13 stores in California selling a nice selection of these costly pint glazes.