This cone 6 transparent looked good, but I still improved it alot

Wednesday 19th February 2014

The green boxes show cone 6 Perkins Studio Clear (left) beside an adjustment to it that I am working on (right). I am logged in to my account at In the recipe on the right, code-numbered G2926A, I am using the calculation tools it provides to substitute Frit 3134 for Gerstley Borate (while maintaining the oxide chemistry). A melt flow comparison of the two (bottom left) shows that the GB version has an amber coloration (from its iron) and that it flows a little more (it has already dripped off). The flow test on the upper left shows G2926A flowing beside PGF1 transparent (a tableware glaze used in industry). Its extra flow indicates that it is too fluid, it can accept some silica. This is very good news because the more silica any glaze can accept the harder, more stable and lower expansion it will be. You might be surprised how much it took, yet still melts to a crystal clear. See the article to find out.

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Gerstley Borate, G2926B - Cone 6 Whiteware/Porcelain Transparent Base Glaze, A Low Cost Tester of Glaze Melt Fluidity, Glaze Chemistry, Improving Cone 6 Perkins Studio Clear

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