Glazes - Development and Adjustment (40)

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Richard Busch article - Wood fired look from elec kiln

Great article from CM i believe by Richard Busch using 3 diff glazes to get wood fired look from elec kiln - examples are noteworthy he us…

Started by cp dunbar

11 Apr 29, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

Pin holes and salvation glaze !

"I'm having trouble with a lovely glaze I used before; I have a lot of pin holes , I refired the plates at a slightly higher temperature 12…

Started by Evelyne Pensa

3 Apr 23, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart


Before I run out of old bags of discontinued glaze ingredients, does anyone have any mix ratios for Kona-F4 feldspar or Custer Feldspar? .…

Started by Norm Stuart

2 Apr 20, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

Dark rutile v Rutile

I found a recipe for a yellow cone6/7 oxydation glaze as follow: Schefflin Yellow Gerstley Borate 50 EPK                 15 Flint      …

Started by Evelyne Pensa

12 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

Glaze Simulator This website appears to use limit formulas to create glaze recipes. I have no idea who ma…

Started by Norm Stuart

0 Mar 29, 2013

Thermal Expansion of two glazes and problems

Has anyone done two glazes of different thermal expansion, one on the inside and one on the outside of a bisqued piece? Is it a known piece…

Started by Sharon Canfield

4 Dec 10, 2012
Reply by Sharon Canfield

Help! Blisters or Pinholing

I recently mixed up a batch of Variegated Slate and Waterfall Brown from Mastering Cone 6 glazes.  I did a slow glaze firing with a 15 minu…

Started by Tori Sheppeard

8 May 31, 2012
Reply by lessie hostilo

Yellow Matte

I have been working on a yellow matte glaze. One of our interns left a bucket of glaze and it looks like the glaze on the apple baker. I ha…

Started by Jeff Gieringer

28 Jul 5, 2011
Reply by June Perry

Glaze Simulator Dot Com

This Website has glaze calculation software that you can use free online.  Thank you, Zoophagous, for mentioning it on your blog. Here is t…

Started by George Lewter

7 Feb 24, 2011

Craters & pinholes

I do a lot of layering, sometimes good, sometimes not so good.  I usually do tests on a tile first & then pick a few combos & put t…

Started by Jeff Poulter

25 Dec 3, 2010
Reply by Ceci



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