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Molar Percentages Needed for Adjusting Glaze Composition

Here is a picture of an Excel Spreadsheet that gives the molar percentage makeup of 20 of the complex ceramic materials that I keep in stock. The molar percentages give you a better idea of how an… View »

How to Down-Fire a Manual Kiln with a Dawson Kiln Sitter 2 Comments

Just because your kiln sitter trips your kiln off, you don't have to crash cool your load of pottery. You can override the kiln sitter, turn the kiln back on, and control the soak and cooling just ab… View »

G 200 Feldspar Formulation Change 1 Comment

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Fast Five Glaze Testing 3 Comments

I shamelessly lifted this text from Diana Pancioli's Website. You may want to visit her site for the graphic that might make this method clearer. It looks to be a highly effective method for investig… View »

The Sankey Glaze Database

The Sankey Glaze Database Reproduced here with permission. Version 15 June 2009 If you have trouble viewing the file online you can download this text file and look at it in a word processor or text… View »

Glazes - Master Page 26 Comments

If You Use G200 Feldspar -- The Formula is Changing 1/1/2010 G200Changes.pdf You will have to change all your recipes when existing stocks run out. Currently a potash spar is mixed 70:30 with a soda… View »

Technical Information 7 Comments

Currently we have pages concerning: Single Firing and Raw Glazing Glaze Resources and Recipes Grab Bag of Miscellaneous Techniques and Information How to do a soak or controlled down firing on a man… View »

Grab Bag 21 Comments

How to do a soak or controlled down firing on a manual kiln with a Dawson Kiln Sitter ___________________________________________ for Magic Water and Paper Clay from Lana Wilson.   Magic Water:… View »

Single Firing in the Cone 5 - 7 Range 15 Comments

Why Single Fire? Have you ever been caught up in a rush of creative energy while shaping a piece, and lost that feeling while you waited for the piece to dry and then be bisque fired? When… View »

Cone 6 Glaze Recipes 63 Comments

Glaze Recipe Etiquette Many recipes are already posted on this network, and you can search for them yourself by typing in the name in the SEARCH box at the upper right hand corner of all of our pages… View »

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