One example where a highly melt fluid clear glaze is better

Tuesday 21st July 2015

On dark burning medium temperature stoneware bodies, clear glazes often do not look good. These bodies contain more raw clays that contain larger particles that generate gases on decomposition during firing. These often cloud up typical clear glazes with micro bubbles, marring their appearance. There are solutions. Although more fluid-melt clear glazes have risks (e.g. running, blistering) they do clear bubbles better. If applied thinly (so they do not run during firing) they can work very well in this circumstance. Of course they do darken the body color (this body, Plainsman M390, fires red without glaze). This outside glaze is G3806C.

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G3806C - Cone 6 Clear Fluid-Melt Clear Base Glaze, Red burning clays bubble glazes more, Two transparent glazes on the same dark burning clay. Why different?, Insight-Live Project to develop a cone 6 fluid non-crazing clear glaze, Transparent Glazes, Melt Fluidity

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