Views: 416


You need to be a member of Electric Mid&Hi Fired Ceramics to add comments!

Join Electric Mid&Hi Fired Ceramics

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%
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 and made some adjustments for my kiln.

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

Just joined the 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.


  • Add Videos
  • View All

Use These Links to Support Us

Low cost flat lapping disc can be used on you potters wheel if you, drill bat pin holes in it, and provide a trickle of water to cool it. At, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase 

Members have had great things to say about John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from

Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

Harbor Freight is a great place to find unbeatable prices for better HVLP spray guns with stainless steel parts and serviceable economy models, as well as detail guns, all tested by our members for spraying glazes, as well as compressors to power the guns. As yet no one has tested and commented on the remarkably inexpensive air brushes at harbor freight.

The critter siphon gun is a spray alternative that is well liked by some of our members, and is available at amazon.

Amazon is also a competitive source for photo light tents for shooting professional quality pictures of your work. They also have the EZ Cube brand favored by several of our members. You might also want to purchase the book Photographing Arts, Crafts and Collectibles . . .

If you are up to creating videos of your work or techniques you might want to invest in a flip video camera

Following are a few scales useful for potters. Ohaus Triple Pro Mechanical Triple Beam Balance, 2610g x 0.1g, with Tare $169.00

And finally a low cost clone of the OHaus. The Adam Equipment TBB2610T Triple Beam Mechanical Balance With Tare Beam $99.62

ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

Tips for Members

If you just want to spout off, it is best accomplished as a blog posting. If you want to get more guidance and ideas from other members, ask a question as a new discussion topic. In the upper right corner of the lists for both types of posting, you will find an "+Add " button. Clicking it will open an editor where you create your posting. 4/16/2014

© 2022   Created by Andrea Wolf.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service