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John Britt's Snowflake Crackle - The cone 6 oxidation glazes

John had a great article in the Nov. 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly which was excerpted and republished on the Ceramic Arts Daily Website a…

Started by George Lewter

29 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by JC

Is C Harris Temoku a stable Iron Red Recipe for Cone 6

Just came across the C Harris Temoku recipe for cone 6 firing and wondered if anyone knew if this would be a foodsafe glaze? Thank you for…

Started by Christine Stangel

19 Dec 12, 2018
Reply by Norm Stuart

Pin holing -Revised Sapphire Blue Glaze

I've having major pin holing issues with  the Sapphire blue (revised) glaze recipe from Ron Roy's web site Frog Pond Pottery. It's happenin…

Started by Juanita Short

9 Jul 20, 2018
Reply by Juanita Short

pesky little crater at handle

I know I have seen information on this somewhere , but searched the internet to no avail. Before glazing, I use a paint brush to spread wat…

Started by juli long

1 Aug 31, 2015
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

copper rutile matte

beautiful glaze, I just have to fix some big problems. Found this glaze on pinterest,  Copper Rutile Matte Neph sye  65 dolomite    7 zinc…

Started by juli long

6 Jul 2, 2015
Reply by juli long

Glaze recipes using Alberta Slip

I have been looking at some glaze recipes that use Alberta Slip.  I found the recipes at Albertaslip.com.  I also found some at the Plainsm…

Started by Chantay Poulsen

2 Jun 20, 2015
Reply by Chantay Poulsen

Insight-Live

If a link does not appear under each raw material you add to a glaze recipe, after saving, the chemistry does not calculate correctly. In…

Started by Norm Stuart

3 Apr 21, 2015
Reply by Chantay Poulsen

Test Sized Sieves

Does anyone use the little test sized sieves when mixing small test batches? I have found that sometimes that I get spotting or irregular r…

Started by Gina Skillings

5 Mar 19, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

Couldn't have done it without this site!

Just want to say thank you to all the people who have shared glaze recipes! I have tested many, and just wanted to show and tell!

Started by juli long

10 Jul 20, 2014
Reply by juli long

Glaze Development for Dummies

If anyone wants to write this book I would be the first to buy it. I am just now attempting to do some glaze development and I am learning…

Started by Dani Montoya

13 Jun 12, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

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