What does it take to get a crystal-clear low fire transparent? A lot!

Thursday 30th October 2014

These three cups are glazed with G1916S at cone 03. The glaze is the most crystal clear achieved so far because it contains almost no gas producing materials (not even raw kaolin). It contains Ferro frits 3195 and 3110 plus 11 calcined kaolin and 3 VeeGum. Left is a low fire stoneware (L3685T), center is Plainsman L212 and right a vitreous terra cotta (L3724F). It is almost crystal clear, it has few bubbles compared to the kaolin-suspended version. These all survived a 300F/icewater IWCT test without crazing!

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Calcined Kaolin, G1916Q - Low Fire Frit 3195 Glossy Transparent, L3685U - Cone 03 White Stoneware/Engobe, L3724F - Cone 03 Terra Cotta Stoneware, Glaze Bubbles

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