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The Companion Glazes - Modifiers and Complements to SCM

These are the glazes that Steven introduced us to for creating the layered effects for which he is renown. This is the place to post modifi…

Started by George Lewter

46 Sep 29, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

Pinholes and craters

I sent an email out to all group members. I should have just started this thread. I am using Laguna 607 cone 6 stoneware. I am getting pin…

Started by Tom Waggle

22 Oct 17, 2016
Reply by Tom Anderson

SCM at cone 6. Glaze Issues, Firing Temp, and Chemistry Questions

This has been created to carry over the conversation that we were having on the discussion comments instead of in a topic. I have copied an…

Started by Joseph Fireborn

5 Jul 24, 2016
Reply by Norm Stuart

Strontium Carbonate and Strontium Crystal Magic

Numerous members have used SCM and Jen's Juicy Fruit with excellent results. I believe the crystals being objected to are some kind of crys…

Started by George Lewter

0 Jul 12, 2016

SCM and the Companion Glazes Run

Ron Ball wrote me the following: Hi George.  I am going to be putting in a load of dipped/poured and sprayed glazes on some pots.  My recen…

Started by George Lewter

12 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by Charna Schwartz

Brown Clay with Hill Glazes/Firing

My pottery goal for this year is to learn to create Hill-type glazes and successfully fire them. I am just getting started with this projec…

Started by Diane Puckett

3 Dec 6, 2014
Reply by Mark Goldberg

What Are the Best White Stoneware and Porcelain Bodies for Single Firing with the SH palette?

I have been using Laguna B-mix5 since 2009 with minimal problems. My Michigan supplier appears to have ceased operations. Does anyone know…

Started by George Lewter

1 Dec 1, 2013
Reply by Tom Waggle

Looking for glossy results with SH

Hello all, I have gotten good results with the standard Steven Hill recipes (I own the DVD). I am looking to find out if it is possible to…

Started by Tom Waggle

1 Oct 27, 2013
Reply by George Lewter

Cone 6 firing schedule for SCM etc glazes

I spent the past few days throwing a large amount of test tiles using 3 different cone 6 bodies to test both in cone 6 oxidation and soda.…

Started by June Perry

23 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

Steven Hill Surface Technique DVD Available at CeramicArtsDaily

You can purchase the dvd or download here: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/the-surface-techniques-of-steven-hill/

Started by George Lewter

0 Nov 30, 2012

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