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Comment by Denice E. Demuth on October 2, 2013 at 6:20am

I can see why it would be popular the glaze almost looks like a primitive pot fired in a bonfire and got hot enough to turn gray.  I was part of the Anazai research group and it was hard to get the trench fire temp high enough, all of our pots were extremely fragile.

Comment by Robert Coyle on October 1, 2013 at 3:08pm

The glaze looks very much like the native basalt that the local Indians used to carve their petroglyphs in.  I use it single fired on Laguna MR5 at cone 5. Put it on leather hard let it dry a little,and inscribe the pattern.  real easy and forgiving glaze. People like the look here in Santa Fe.

Comment by Denice E. Demuth on September 30, 2013 at 7:13pm

Thanks for the recipe I really enjoyed your petroglyph pot,  I'm a admirer of native and ancient pottery.   Denice

Comment by Robert Coyle on September 29, 2013 at 11:08am

Glaze Composition
Ingredient Parts
Rutile 26.94
Red iron oxide 25.97
Manganese dioxide 19.90
Ball clay 10.19
Flint 7.77
Frit 3134 5.58
Copper carbonate 3.64

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