Glazes - Development and Adjustment (40)

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Effects of Bentonite

I was mixing a batch of Steven Hill's Strontium Crystal Magic (warm) and was tired and in a hurry when I got to the Bentonite.  I read acro…

Started by Rodney Allen Roe

3 Jul 4, 2015
Reply by Rodney Allen Roe

copper blues in oxidisation

I'm wanting to create some blue glazes using copper carbonate, I'm currently working from the digital fire cone 6 base glazes. From what I…

Started by Tom Humphries

7 Jun 25, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

Assad Black

Has anyone tried out Assad Black from John Britt's Mid-Range Glazes? There is a photo of one of Christa Assad's pieces on page 140 and the…

Started by Gina Skillings

12 Jun 1, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

Cone 6 tests with Digital Fire Bases

Hi everyone, I've been busy being a new dad for a few months, finally got chance to do some glaze tests I've been wanting to do. With help…

Started by Tom Humphries

6 Apr 26, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

Glaze Calculation Software - Pro's / Con's - Which Program

Hi All, I'm about to start using glaze calculation software and am at a loss for which one to select. I dont really want to pay for more th…

Started by Andrea Wolf

24 Mar 11, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

Mocha diffusion tobacco tea

I'm experimenting with a number of ways to try to get better mocha diffusion. I just boiled up some nasty tobacco tea. I understand that it…

Started by Lawrence Weathers

2 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by George Lewter

Help Us Organize C6P Glaze Education Days - - - January 15 - February 28, 2015

Please volunteer to present an article designed to help our ceramic artists navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of glaze development.…

Started by George Lewter

17 Jan 10, 2015
Reply by Karen Hancock

Glaze Colorant Guidelines and Testing Techniques

I will be at sea on the 15th of January, so this discussion is jumping the gun on the Glaze Education Days event that starts then. There ar…

Started by George Lewter

1 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by George Lewter

Sparkly patches in glaze: how to achieve

In the 1950's and thereabouts some commercial floor and wall tile glazes were various pastels with small, closely spaced patches of sparkly…

Started by Nancy Krug

7 Dec 5, 2014
Reply by Nancy Krug

Rutile - is natural material art, or just a challenge to artists?

Below is the "^6 Honey" glaze made with a ten year old bag of Dark Rutile from Laguna Clay compared with: 1.)  Dark Rutile from U.S. Pigmen…

Started by Norm Stuart

0 Aug 5, 2014



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