Precipitate can forms in firtted glazes, remember to screen it

Monday 19th January 2015

Potters often store glazes for long periods so tiny spherical precipitate particles can form. These were found in a months-old bucket of G2926B (M370 clear) cone 6 clear glaze (about 2 gallons). These can appear over time, depending on factors like temperature, electrolytes in your water or solubility in the materials (likely, the frit is slightly soluble). The glaze slurry should be screened periodically (or immediately if you note the particles when glazing a piece). This is an 80 mesh screen. Note the brush, using one of these gets the glaze through the screen much quicker than using a rubber spatula.

Pages that reference this post in the Digitalfire Reference Database:

G2926B - Cone 6 Whiteware/Porcelain Transparent Base Glaze, Are frits partially soluble? Yes, many are., Precipitation, Sieve

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