Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
The tile below is the way I used to seeing rutile react in a glaze.
We have a new bag of "Light Rutile" from Laguna which means it's calcined. Unfortunately it leaves glazes opaque and uniformly whitened, as if we had added titanium dioxide.
The mesh of this new tan rutile is supposedly the same as dark rutile, so I'm at a loss to explain the profound difference. Unfortunately rutile is a natural material, so some variation can be expected, but this is far too different.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Honey made with our previous bag of rutile. I'll post the new tile which is uniformly tan without white trails of rutile.