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I am having a terrible time mixing a dry glaze. I ordered a white dry satin glaze that should be fired to cone 5-6. I mixed 11oz of distilled water per pound of dry glaze (as recommended by the company that made the glaze), let sit overnight and sieved with an 80 mesh screen. Then when I was dipping pieces the glaze seemed a little too thick and was cracking as it dried, so I added water a little at a time until the cracking stopped. The specific gravity was in range and the viscosity seemed good. I let sit overnight again and the glaze is now super thick, like the consistency of yogurt. Do you know why this happened? Did I add to much water and somehow ruin the glaze? Is there a way to fix it? I contacted the maker of the glaze and they said to "just add more water" and that they did a test batch and it worked perfectly when adding the recommend amount of water. So, in my frustration I took 8oz of the glaze and added almost 8oz of water to it to get it thin enough to dip, and fired it and its crawling like crazy. What am I doing wrong here?
I am a seasonal potter. What I mean by that is my studio is taken over by my wife so she can park the car in the garage in the winter. This means that I have large periods of time when my glazes sit. Last year I did some raku work and thought I packed them away at the end of the season safely. This year however they are bone dry. Can I reconstitute raku glazes? If so, will the colours be affected? I understand this might be a difficult question to answer as different chemicals may react differently to time and or lack of water, but in the spirit of generality has anyone had success? Thanks ~Mal
Hi all I've seen a beautiful piece at the IAC member exhibition in Dublin. On the tag it said "dry glaze". Can somebody tell me how to apply and fire dry glaze and where to buy it (here in Switzerland there is no dry glaze available). Thank you in advance. Greetings Evelyne
I am in the process of creating a new body of work and have come to an abrupt halt because of the glaze. I am trying to create a dry, glaze similar to those created in a raku firing. Can anyone give me some advice on this? Thanks!