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#1 MarkS

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:29 PM

I mixed up a small test batch of a the Chinese crackle glaze I found a recipe for in another topic.
As follows:
83 Custer feldspar
8 silica
9 whiting
Add 10 Zircopax

However, this glaze won't stay in suspension very long - starting to settle almost before I can get the lid off and start applying.
Anything I can do to help matters?
Thanks!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:52 AM

I mixed up a small test batch of a the Chinese crackle glaze I found a recipe for in another topic.
As follows:
83 Custer feldspar
8 silica
9 whiting
Add 10 Zircopax

However, this glaze won't stay in suspension very long - starting to settle almost before I can get the lid off and start applying.
Anything I can do to help matters?
Thanks!


Glazes require 5-10% clay for suspension.

That would alter your formula substantially.
try 1-2 % bentonite as an alternative.




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