The rutile mechanism in glazes

Tuesday 23rd July 2013

2, 3, 4, 5% rutile added to an 80:20 mix of Alberta Slip:Frit 3134 at cone 6. This variegating mechanism of rutile is well-known among potters. Rutile can be added to many glazes to variegate existing color and opacification. If more rutile is added the surface turns an ugly yellow in a mass of titanium crystals.

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Alberta Slip, Rutile, GA6-C - Alberta Slip Rutile Blue Cone 6, Alberta Slip, 20 Years of Substitution for Albany Slip, Rutile Glaze, Glaze Recipes, Mechanism, Reactive Glazes

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