FMIRANDA@alpha.CC.OBERLIN.EDU on mon 22 apr 96
New batch of glaze tests, some from Zakin, Electric Kiln vol. 1 and 2 (i"ll
give you those recipes), and some from good ole clayart:
All are oxidation, cone 6 (cone 7 in the sitter), claybody=white stoneware
Zakin; k15 -1 (what aglorious name)
Neph sy 40
bone ash 6
lithium carb 2
zinc ox 4
copper carb 2
THIS IS A DARK BLUE GLAZE, NICE TEXTURE, WORKS WELL THIN.
SEMI-MATT. IF THICK THEN IT'S GLOSS AND REALLY BLUE (should sell like
Zakin: New Tyler Amber
Soda frit (frit 3110) 20
red clay 60
gerstely borate 20
AMBER WITH TINY BLACK FLECKS. SHINY. TRANSLUCENT.
Zakin: TMH 4 (where does he get these names?)
Soda spar 46
ball clay 18
gerstely bor 8
cobalt ox 2
HORRIBLE GUMMY BLUE. OPAQUE. LOOKS LIKE BLUEBERRY CHEWING GUM.
These next are clayart glazes, look in the archives!
Mayan blue: this is a nice gloss teale blue glaze. Better, with more
texture when thick.
New Rust: looks like heavy grit sandpaper. Amber, unbelievably matt (I
don't think I underfired it).
neph sy 47.3
gertsly bor 27
red iron ox..2%
Thanks to Anne for this one. It's a really nice slate blue with green
specks, gloss, translucent. Worked very well over the white body.
Nancy's pink icing
well, NOT pink. pale turquoise, clear, transparent glaze.Not the greatest
glaze in terms of reliability, sometimes it looked lumpy(maybe when thick).
Sounded so good, sure wish it had worked for me!
Finally, here is a TZ glaze from Zakin's book, maybe someone would like to
test it, I am currently testing a Tizzie glaze w/out lead that someone
TZ Dry base glaze ("fine dry white")
Ball clay 26
neph sy 35
tin ox 8
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