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cone 6 licorice too shiny - adjust glaze ?

updated fri 2 dec 11


David Martin Hershey on thu 1 dec 11

Hi Jen,

I don't know if it's considered kosher or not,

But I use small amounts of
calcined alumina
to alter the gloss in some of my glazes.
(not functional glazes)

If I have a satin glaze that gets too glossy after ball milling,
I'll change the formula to tune the gloss,
by adding .5 to 1.5% of calc al.
It doesn't take much to make a big difference.

Just for fun,
you could do a line blend test
on your Licorice
of stepping up .5% calc al each time
from say .5 to 4%,
and see what happens.

Best, DMH
Beautiful Hermosa Beach CA USA

On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:58 AM, Jennifer&Gregory Baumeister wrote:

I'm looking at changing some of my base glazes a bit. I have used
> MC6 Licorice but find it a bit to glossy for my work and would like
> to adjust it to more of a satin finish. Is that possible or should I
> start over with a new recipe for a satin black.