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.