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specific gravity

Does anyone know what a good specific gravity is for  Cushing's Satin White Matte? I'm mixing up a 5000g batch and don't know how much wate…

Started by Robin Cherfane

0 Dec 7, 2016

Crater or Lava glaze help

Hi all, I'm new to the group and 've been trying to get a good crater glaze with big crater holes and it's driving me crazy because all my…

Started by Susanne Scher

4 May 4, 2016
Reply by Susanne Scher

Special Effects with Brush Application

Brushing glazes seems so basic that we seldom discuss it.  It just isn't sexy.  But I have spent the past year finding ways to make my brus…

Started by Dawn Atkin

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

Predicted COE (Coefficient of Expansion) - trust your actual results rather than the predicted COE

One of the helpful tips Tony Hansen of Digitalfire has passed on to me is the "calculated thermal coefficient of expansion" in Insight-Live…

Started by Norm Stuart

1 Sep 10, 2015
Reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij)

Dry glaze application

Hello! I read a post about dry glaze application. I cannot find it now, but wanted to ask how do you apply these dry glazes, for example to…

Started by luis goldfarb

3 Jun 3, 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

Colorants for Glaze and Clay

Rather than reinvent the wheel when it comes to the large topic of ceramic colorants I am going to refer to the ceramics department manual…

Started by George Lewter

4 Feb 17, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

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 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

How Can I Substitute G200 hp for Custer Feldspar

Hey all, I need some help adjusting this glaze, because I need to substitute G200 hp for the custer feldspar. Would I adjust by adding +3…

Started by juli long

4 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by George Lewter

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