Randy McCall
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Glaze Tests

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sofia Donovan Jul 1, 2017. 32 Replies

I have set up a web site with glaze tests for any one interested.  Tried an true recipes that are some of my favorites.…Continue

Try this combo of Leach Blue and C Harris Temoku

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy McCall Nov 28, 2011. 8 Replies

I recently tried a new combo of laying…Continue

Skutt Thomas Stuart SSX Wheel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Seath Oct 11, 2011. 3 Replies

I just bought a new Skutt Thomas Stuart  Revolution SSX wheel.Just thought I would post a review of this wheel for anyone that may be interested.This wheel is what I would call a power wheel.  Has a…Continue

Fake Ash Glaze Testing Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by susan claysmith Mar 7, 2011. 12 Replies

Ron Roy has asked me to test some fake ash glazes to see if he can develop a fake ash that does not have pinholes or any bubbles. If any one would like to test these and get back to the group with…Continue


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"Thank you, that is an iron red with a blue glaze slip trailed"
Jun 29, 2019

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Hobby potter since 1976
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Found this site through ClayArt where I have been a long time member. Always looking for new and exciting glazes.
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At 4:57pm on October 27, 2015, Norm Stuart said…

I using this similar look on a piece of bisque right now.

Bailey Shino layered over Clear with 15% Zircopax. So the brown is not the break, but the top layer of glaze.

At 4:53pm on October 27, 2015, Norm Stuart said…

White Bird glaze in Insight-Live database

At 4:47pm on October 27, 2015, Norm Stuart said…

Randy - Lakeside Pottery uses each new glaze for three years at their studio only, after which they publish the recipe for others to us.  I've found them helpful.

Lakeside Pottery - Antique White

Antique White cone 6 glaze with brown breaks

Marina Reijsmeijer and myself are listed as "owners", more properly "curators", of hundreds of glazes merely because we spent a lot of hours over several weeks correcting spelling errors in glazes uploaded from the Sankey Datatbase and other sources.  But Antique White is not currently in the Insight-Live database.

White Bird is in the Insight-Live database is likely the closest match to Antique White.

I've revised it with an extra 10% Ferro Frit 3269 to use with our slow-cooling schedule

At 2:49pm on November 28, 2011, Simone Lasswell said…

Hi Randy.  I am trying to order the Special Red from uS Pigment but there is nothing there with that particular name.  I asked for it by this name and they put in Fe203-HP.  I have tried Spanish RIO, synthetic and regular RIO.  When I first started using your recipe I got a beautiful red - now it is muddy brown as others have noted.  I read something about Texas talc making the glaze brown...  Thanks for your input.



At 10:48am on December 11, 2010, George Lewter said…

I use the recipe from the Richard Busch article "A Wood Fired Look" that is reproduced online at Ceramic Arts Daily.

Nutmeg Glaze

Cone 6

Dolomite 23.3 %

Spodumene 23.3

Ferro Frit 3134 6.8

Kentucky OM 4 Ball Clay . 23.3

Silica 23.3

100.0 %

Add: Red Iron Oxide . 1.1 %

Yellow Ocher 3.2 %

Tin Oxide 4.8 %

Bentonite . 2.0 %

I love the way it works for me as a base glaze, and it's OK as a semi-matte liner.  I just mixed up an 8000 gram batch, so I will be using it for a while. 

What is it about my pots, that makes you say I should be using something different?

At 4:57am on September 20, 2010, Robert Young said…
What size are the vases you have posted?


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