7.30.2008

Glaze tests.


I have gotten a little bored with my current glazes, so I've been doing a few test batches to find some new colors. Basically, a glaze is a recipe of chemicals/minerals. I currently use one base glaze and add different colorants/oxides for the different colors. But I cannot get red/burgandy with my base glaze, so I'm looking for a new base glaze. After a number of tries, these are some good results. A couple of nice reds to explore and a totally kick-butt purple. As well as a nice green. Unfortunately, the glaze is runny...so I will may have to adjust the base glaze a bit to keep the glaze on the pots and not on the kiln shelf!

3 comments:

Patricia Griffin said...

The purple does look nice! I hate testing, but re-learned the importance recently after a bunch of mugs melted to the shelves. Oh yea.

Julie said...

Nice photo and nice results!

Ellen said...

Hey, I would be happy to share my raspberry red recipe...I accidentally mixed up way more than I meant to, so I can give you a gallon or so to play with...