Maid O'Mud on mon 9 aug 04
Purchase John & Ron's MC6G. There are a few nice greens in there - my
favourite is the Spearmint Green. Be sure to follow the firing schedule.
BONUS - read the book, and you'll learn how to adjust the glaze(s) to meet
your own needs.
Maid O'Mud Pottery
"First, the clay told me what to do.
Then, I told the clay what to do.
Now, we co-operate."
: "Tracy Cooper" wrote:
Subject: Saleable Glazes at Cone 6?
> Any suggestions for cone 6 glazes would be greatly appreciated. Yes I
> have searched clayart archives.
Tracy Cooper on mon 9 aug 04
I am getting to a point with my work that I am almost ready to start marketing work and while I have experimented with many glazes over time I know there aren't many good glazes that people will actually pay money for, it seems a very fickle market.
My problem is how to put together a glaze pallet of saleable colors. I am planning on using a cone 6 floating blue, which I know works very well on my porcelain pots, I'm stuck for a good green. I'm not a fan of dark greens or unexciting glazes that simply cover up the clay, I think that to be happy doing clay at all, for me anyway, I have to hold true to my own aesthetic and do work that is real special.
Does anyone have a good green that is saleable and that works well as far as firing? I've spent alot of time looking at pottery out there and I don't want to just be another potter out there selling, that's just not me. I think I definitely fit the mold of art potter better than functional potter. I'm sorry but I just find alot fo what's out there to be creatively dead. My real interest is soda and salt firing though I realize that kind of work is not what is easily marketable in Missouri.
Ah well, good thing I'm not counting on art to make a whole living huh?
Any suggestions for cone 6 glazes would be greatly appreciated. Yes I have searched clayart archives.
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Alisa Liskin Clausen on sat 14 aug 04
On Mon, 9 Aug 2004 09:37:43 -0500, Tracy Cooper wrote:
>I am getting to a point with my work that I am almost ready to start
marketing work and while I have experimented with many glazes over time I
know there aren't many good glazes that people will actually pay money for,
it seems a very fickle market.
John and Ron have written an excellent book. There are several others you
need to read up on. Have you tested all the glazes all available in the
There will be next to none to tell you here is the recipe you are looking
for. When you find one who tells you this, it the one who has fired your
pots in your kiln.
You need to test recipes on your clay in your kiln.
There are many, many glazes coming out of many, many kilns around the world
that poeple buy.
First things first, positive!
regards from Alisa in Denmark