A good base glaze, a vitreous clay and a good fit. How good that is!


Thursday 2nd October 2014

Left: Cone 10R buff stoneware with a silky transparent Ravenscrag glaze. Right: Cone 6 Polar Ice translucent porcelain with G2916F transparent glaze. What do these two have in common? Much effort was put into building these two base glazes (to which colors, variegators, opacifiers can be added) so that they fire to a durable, non-marking surface and have good working properties during production. They also fit, each of these mugs survives a boil:ice water thermal shock test without crazing. And the clays? These are vitreous and strong. So these pieces will survive many years of use.

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