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  1. sgagnard

    Mixing Glazes

    Just wanted to say thanks to all that replied. I think I'll order 10 lbs. The studio that I have a membership to uses this glaze (in larger quantities) and hopefully I can track down the guy that mixes it for them and he can give me a hand. If not, I'll give it a try on my own thanks to your suggestions. Scott
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    Mixing Glazes

    Min thanks for the reply! I'm just making small stuff right now, mugs and bowls so I don't know exactly how much to start with. I figured 3 gallons would be enough to start with and enough to dip my pieces. I don't kn ow if my calculations were off or they suggest a higher concentration of powder to water. 16 pound certainly sounds more reasonable. Thanks again for the reply. I did by a hydrometers so maybe I'll order 16 pounds and go from there. I don't think I'm ready to venture into mixing my own glazes yet.
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    Mixing Glazes

    Hello all, I'm new to the group and to pottery. I've been using the glazes at the place where I have a membership, but would like to experiment with some other colors on my own. I wanted to order some Laguna Purple Surprise for my wife and according to the mixing instructions it looks like you mix the powder with 8-11 ounces of water to 1 pound of glaze powder http://www.lagunaclay.com/glazes/dry-glaze-mixing.php. My question are as follows: For a beginner, how much should I mix up (gallons) for dipping? If I decided to mix up a 3 gallons of glaze, does not mean that I would need 40-50 lbs of glaze powder? What am I missing? Thanks in advance to helping a Noob. Scott
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