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  1. Could someone give me a good matte clear earthenware glaze recipe. Thanks
  2. Glaze Sprayer

    Thanks for your reply, I have thought about a spray gun, however, thought the glaze would clog the nozzle. Will give it a try, you do mean one without a compressor, don't you?
  3. Glaze Sprayer

    Where can I buy a Glaze Sprayer. I am in Australia, New South Wales, and would like to know of a distributor. I have just recently subscribed to Ceramics Monthly and most of the sales are only done in the USA. I am a bit dissapointed that they don't do international shipments. Can someone help please??
  4. Australian substitute

    Thank you for your suggestions.
  5. Australian substitute

    Thank you so much for your reply. I will use this ball clay.
  6. Australian substitute

    Of the 3 main Ball Clays available in Australia (Ball Clay FX, Ball Clay R and Clay Ceram) Ball Clay FX has a very similar Chemical analysis. The TiO2 content is fractionally more whilst the Fe2O3 is slightly less. I have successfully substituted Ball Clay FX for OM#4 in glazes tests. However which ever you choose should be tested first as analysis change depending on what part of the pit is being mined. I have found the Glaze Program Matrix by New Zealand ceramist Lawrence Ewing to be spot on. This program has analysis of all the main materials used in Australia. It's database of materials used world wide is extensive. It is really easy to substitute Australian materials for materials used elsewhere and make the necessary adjustments. It is the best money I have spent on glaze calculation programs for my needs in Australia. Johanna
  7. Australian substitute

    I have several glaze recipes which include american ingredients i.e. "kentucky ball clay (OM 4). I have never seen this listed in our suppliers catalogues, does anyone know what I can substitute for this? I would like to do some tests. Thanks. PS I live in Australia.