Use a low silica porcelain to craze test your glazes


Friday 7th February 2014

Cone 6 transparent glaze testing to fit Plainsman M370: Left and right: Perkins Studio Clear. The far left one is a very thick application. Center: Kittens Clear. The porcelain for all is Plainsman P300. Why? Because P300 is much more likely to craze the glaze because it has a lower silica content (about 17% and only kaolin whereas M370 has 24% silica plus the free quartz that comes with the 20% ball clay it also contains). If a thick layer works on P300 it is a shoe-in to fit M370. If it also passes the oven:icewater test.

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G2926B - Cone 6 Whiteware/Porcelain Transparent Base Glaze, Crazing, Improving Cone 6 Perkins Studio Clear , Glaze Crazing


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