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  1. I'm asking for advice, opinions & experiences about low-fire-glazes. I'm a beginner and still unsatisfied with my glazing. I don't get rid of the little pits, pins & blisters ... sometimes only a few, sometimes only visible by looking from the side to the light ... tiny pits, the surface is not completely smooth. More on the horizontal surface. I also have difficulties with an even brush-on ... but I have realized that some glazes are easier than others for a beginner to brush-on. I had the opportunity to use the glaze "Spectrum Metallic" and this is very nice to brush-on ... but maybe this is different with another series of this brand ...? My wishlist: Low-fire Glaze for the white earthenware clay ready to use brush-on commercial glaze bright, vibrant, intensive, rich color glossy, shiny food safe not too runny (able to brush details ... for example dots should stay as dots) easy, smooth to brush on Before I buy a batch of glazes I'm asking kindly for your advice. In one of the topics Gregory Hendren a Member mentioned that he bought low-fire glazes from Duncan, Amaco & Spectrum. Would be great if he could tell about his experiences with these glazes. I also read there is another glaze named Speedball. Has anyone experience with this glaze ... or with another? I'm thankful for all advice & suggestions which could bring me out of my beginner-depression.
  2. Gregory Hendren

    Re-firing low fire glaze

    I'm unsatisfied with the colors of some low fire commercial glazes I've applied to my sculptures. I'd like to turn the intensity down a notch, say from brilliant orange to a lighter orange. I've heard that using hair spray allows the new glaze (I plan on using a transparent yellow) to adhere. And should I apply 2-3 coats? I don't want to lose the forms to these overbearing glazes. Thanks.
  3. Yesterday I glazed some of my low-fire mugs and trivets with the Spectrum 900 series glazes (909, 920, 911, 913). The pieces are made with Asheville, NC's Highwater Clay's Stans Red clay. I bisque-fired them to Cone 04. I had previously fired test tiles with these glazes and a combination of the glazes using the same bisque temperature, the same clay (see 1st photo). They turned out great.[/size] This morning when I went to load my kiln, this is what I found (see mug and trivet photos). Every piece was affected, whether it had only one coat (the trivets - I was going to put another coat on them this morning) or whether it was ready to go into the kiln with a combination of the glazes. This was the first time I've glazed with the Spectrum glazes after firing the test tiles. I can't imagine what went wrong. I don't want to throw away new jars of glaze, but I'm afraid to use them again. I've glazed other pieces from the same bisque load (same clay) with other glazes….Stroke n Coat and Amaco's LG-11….. and haven't had a problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I emailed Spectrum, but thought someone on the forum might have some idea.
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