A Redart cone 03 body shines when it come to ease of glaze fit

Sunday 1st February 2015

These bowls are fired at cone 03. They are made from 80 Redart, 20 Ball clay. The glazes are (left to right) G1916J (Frit 3195 85, EPK 15), G191Q (Frit 3195 65, Frit 3110 20, EPK 15) and G1916T (Frit 3195 65, Frit 3249 20, EPK 15). The latter is the most transparent and brilliant, even though that frit has high MgO. The center one has a higher expansion (because of the Frit 3110) and the right one a lower expansion (because of the Frit 3249). Yet all of them survived a 300F to icewater test without crazing. This is a testament to the utility of Redart at low temperatures. A white body done at the same time crazed the left two.

Pages that reference this post in the Digitalfire Reference Database:

Ferro Frit 3110, Ferro Frit 3195, Ferro Frit 3249, BWIW Boiling Water:Ice Water Glaze Fit Test, IWCT 300F:Ice Water Crazing Test, Redart

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