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Can one predict the appearance of a glaze? (part II: tri-axial graphs of the Flux, Glass-formers and Amfoteres)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Spruyt May 17, 2014. 5 Replies

In a previous post, I discussed briefly a method to predict -with some approximation - the possibility to predict the appearance of a glaze using the Si/Al ratio (and to some extend the SiB/Al…Continue

Can one predict the appearance of a glaze? (part I: The Si/Al ratio)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Humphries Oct 19, 2016. 9 Replies

What do I mean by 'appearance': Will it be glossy, matte, satin matte, stony dry?What I don't mean by 'appearance': the color, the shade, mottling, floating... Statement of a scientist: 'At the…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Spruyt May 8, 2014. 3 Replies

SandblastingAs announced in the discussion about water etching, I will describe my -limited- experience about sandblasting. Sandblasting can be applied on bone-dry unfired clay, bisque and, on glazed…Continue

Keeping record of your work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Spruyt Apr 16, 2014. 2 Replies

OK, I give it another try...Integrated in my database mentioned before, I developed a system to evaluate glazes and it can - to some extend- be used as a glaze calculator. I use INSIGHT sometimes for…Continue


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Want to spray unsieved glazes?

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:00am 2 Comments

If you want to have speckled glazes where the specks are generated by particles in the glaze, you should not ball mill or sieve the glaze.

What if you want to spray these glazes anyway? The conventional spray gun will be clogged quickly!

Solution: the good old vaporizer !

Two tubes of about 1/4” at a right angle and compressed air of about 50-60 psi will do (you can even use your lungs! but you need a lot breath!)

I had an old pistol for inflating tires…



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