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Comment by Norm Stuart on May 4, 2013 at 6:58pm

Thanks so much.

Comment by Jacquie Walton on May 4, 2013 at 6:12pm

Hi, Norm: I drop 100 degrees F per hour between 1,800 and 1,500. I experimented with 50 degress F per hour, but I got the same results as 100 degrees F per hour with my glazes.

Comment by Robert Serva on May 4, 2013 at 6:05pm

Very nice, excellent detail!! Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Norm Stuart on May 4, 2013 at 9:31am

Who wouldn't love your reinterpretations of classic arts and crafts styles.

I'm curious what degree of slow-cooling you use?

"Mastering Cone 6 Glazes", which we started with, suggests a cooling rate of 180F degrees per hour (100C) between 1,900F (1,038C) and 1,500F (825C).

But for the past year we've settled on 50 degrees F per hour (28C) between 1,800F (982C) and 1,500F (815C) providing a six hour period of glaze crystallization in this range - for no other reason than because I like the matte look of our glazes at this slower cool.

Only with a few glazes, which crystallized up out of the melt did I need to add additional glass and flux, typically adding about 10% Ferro Frit 3134 or 3269, to maintain the original intention of the glaze but with a nicer finish.

Comment by Jacquie Walton on June 26, 2012 at 1:10pm

Thanks, Larry! Your comment made my day. :)

Comment by Larry j. on June 26, 2012 at 1:03pm

Hello I just wanted to let you know that your work has totally inspired me to unlock my study and get busy! your work is Oustanding to the 10th degree!!

Comment by Barb Wilcop on May 10, 2012 at 11:13pm

Thanks for the info Jacquie! I'll be testing them out in the next couple of weeks; I'll let you know how they work out.  I also use the Hesselberth firing schedule and have made some adjustments with very good results on the matt glazes. Thanks again!

Comment by Jacquie Walton on May 10, 2012 at 12:45pm

Hi, Barb! Here's the recipe for the base recipe for my jade and olive glazes:

Talc.......... 9.0%
Whiting.......... 16.0%
Custer Feldspar....... 40.0%
3124 Ferro Frit...... 9.0%
EPK..........10.0%
Silica 325.........16.0%

I add different amounts of copper carbonate and iron oxide to get the different shades of green. Also, slow cooling is crucial. I started with the schedule on http://www.masteringglazes.com/Pages/faqframe.html and made some adjustments for my kiln.

Comment by Barb Wilcop on May 10, 2012 at 12:26pm

Just joined the forum..love your Arts & Crafts designs and glazes.  The dry matt jade and olive are just beautiful.  Are these pieces dipped and/or sprayed?  Can you share the recipes? Thanks, I've been testing strontium based glazes to get that similar matt green.  Thanks for any info.

 

Comment by Christopher Cisper on April 14, 2012 at 11:45am

Very interesting design.

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