The covering power of an engobe is amazing. If they are not over-fluxed.


Saturday 8th July 2017

This cone 6 mug is made from a black clay (containing 10% burnt umber). The engobe on the inside is covered by a clear glaze. The color is the same as if the engobe were on a white or buff firing stoneware. Engobes get their covering power from the fact that they do not melt. If you see an engobe with lots of frit it will likely melt too much, be suspicious.

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Burnt Umber, Popular white engobe recipe that does not work at cone 6, Engobe


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