Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Hi, I have been following this forum for months and have finally found the courage to do my first posting. I am a ceramics hobbyist for around 3 years and over the last year have shifted my focus to cone 6 glazes.
The picture below was taken from an exhibition. The 'sugar powder' is very fine and I suspect should not be due to silicone carbide additive. Has anyone ever come across such a glaze recipe ?
Interesting effect. Like snow fall. I would test the whitest clay I can find and try adding a flux such as frit 3124 in a line blend experiment.
95% clay 5% frit
90% clay 10% frit
85 : 15
80 : 20
75 : 25
70 : 30
Then sprinkle each of the dry powders on test tiles and fire.
One of those will sinter enough to hold the particles together, but won't melt into a traditional glaze.
You can then retest in smaller percentage steps around the best tile from your first group to get the best combination of look, hardness, and attachment to the pot.
I put the image directly into your posting so people don't have to open it to see.
Thanks George..will try out the tests. A newbie question : only the forum adminstrator can 'put the image directly into your posting' ? If not, I would like to to so myself in future.
Any member can add inline pictures to their discussion or blog postings. See the Pictures section of the "New User Guide"