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Making Agateware Using Glazing

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I don't think you could call pots that derived their color variations from glaze... agateware.

 

The difficulty you would face is that in general, glazes behave very differently from slip, both in application and in firing.  Could I ask you what you object to in using slip to get those effects? 

 

You might find it interesting to do a Google image search on "English slipware."  Some of it is pretty wonderful stuff. 

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There are also ways to get a multicolored look on top of a higher fired glaze surface using china paints.  One project we did in my china painting class was to create a surface that looked like malachite.  Since china paints are transparent a very interesting surface can be reached with multiple firings using different colored paints.  The problem with china paints on functional ware is that the paints do contain some lead and so might not be acceptable on surfaces that come into contact with food.

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