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Where To Find Blue Hares Glaze ?

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Hi!

 

My previous studio had a beautiful cone 6 glaze called Blue Hares, I'm trying to purchase it since my new studio doesn't have it but all I'm finding is how to mix it yourself. Anyone know if it's possible to buy it online and if so where?

 

Thanks!

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For similar commercial glazes, those look like Amaco Blue Rutile, Coyote Mottled Blue, and Mayco Stoned Denim. If you'd like to make your own I'm sure the digitalfire recipe database has some good formulas for hare's fur/floating blue glazes.

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the ingredient that makes the glaze so attractive is probably rutile.  look for the word rutile in the title or recipe and it will probably be the "hare's fur" that you want.  

 

 

an ordinary blue glaze looks like blue paint, whether flat or shiny. if you think of a wild rabbit and call it just "brown" someone else will think flat brown like paint.  rutile is the thing that makes the color so much like a wild rabbit.  lots of different brown hairs next to each other add up to a spectacular brown.

 

maybe some of you who use commercial glazes have colors that do not satisfy you.  if you have nothing to lose anyway, try adding just the tiniest bit of rutile and stirring well.  see if your ugly glaze gains some life.

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Hi East!

What range are you firing in? Are you mixing up your own glazes?

I'm targeting cone 5/6, electric,  not (yet) researching and testing out a Blue Hare's. ...if/when, I'd consider John Hesselberth's, as he's concerned with functionality, safety, durability; see his mid-fire recipe, here

http://www.frogpondpottery.com/tested-glazes/mid-fire-stonewareporcelain/blue-hares-fur.html

For rutile behavior, I'm very happy with "variegated" from Bill Van Gilder's book; it's bluish over white clay, greenish over red clay, dips well, and on firing smooths well without bein' prone to running ...as entered in GlazeMaster, below.

 

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5 hours ago, Hulk said:

examples, BVG variegated (the rutile I have/use is medium brownish)

 

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Working on replacing rutile with titanium dioxide and trace red iron oxide and trace ...... whatever. So far have a couple successes that probably will be acceptable and more consistent. Hopefully no longer have to hope the new batch of rutile matches the old.

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