Raw Glaze at its Best

Yesterday I started mixing my tests for black crystalline glaze.  I wanted to show you what glaze looks like in its raw form.  Using a triple beam scale, I carefully measure out the correct portions of each raw element that goes into the glaze.  Once I have each element measured out, I add water to the dry elements until I have the right consistency.  Next, the glaze is passed through a mesh sieve a few times so I know everything has been blended smoothly without any clumps.  The glaze is ready to be used after that.  I usually like to let the glaze sit for a day before using it on a pot.  It may not really have an effect on the finished product, but I feel like it allows for the elements to combine and “ripen” before using.  I am hoping to glaze my test pieces tomorrow and get this glaze tested!  I am excited to see how they will turn out.

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  • Andrew

    That does look neat! I can’t wait to see how the glazes turn out 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    That does look neat! I can’t wait to see how the glazes turn out 🙂ReplyCancel

  • heidi walling

    arryn,
    when i did pottery in college, mixing the glazes was one of my favorite parts. your blog brings back memories!ReplyCancel

  • heidi walling

    arryn,
    when i did pottery in college, mixing the glazes was one of my favorite parts. your blog brings back memories!ReplyCancel

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