Common dipping glazes converted to jars of brushing glazes

Friday 7th July 2017

These are cone 6 Alberta Slip recipes that have been brushed onto the outsides of these mugs (three coats). Recipes are GA6C Rutile Blue on the outside of the left mug, GA6F Alberta Slip Oatmeal on the outside of the center mug and GA6F Oatmeal over G2926B black on the outside of the right mug). One-pint jars were made using 500g of glaze powder, 75g of Laguna CMC gum solution (equivalent to 1 gram gum per 100 glaze powder) and 280g of water. Using a good mixer you can produce a silky smooth slurry of 1.6 specific gravity, it works just like the commercial bottled glazes. The presence of the gum makes it unnecessary to calcine the Alberta Slip.

Pages that reference this post in the Digitalfire Reference Database:

CMC Gum, Where Do I Start?, Brush-on commercial pottery glazes are perfect? Not quite!, Glaze Layering, Brushing Glazes

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