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#1 npstudios

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hi everyone,

I am looking for a commercial (already mixed) cone 5 glaze
that is a white speckled or white stoneware imitation glaze.
Like to use it for a dinnerware set as my main base color. I'm using a white smooth clay body
and would like to mimic a stoneware look on this....

Any suggestions...

Started searching and so far saw: Amaco cone 5 PC glazes with a layered look that may work....


PC-43 over PC-29 and PC27 over PC29
(for images of these - see:
http://www.amaco.com.../#layering-pc29
section:

Layering with PC-29 Deep Olive Speckle as a Base

Any other manufacturers? or other ideas?????

#2 npstudios

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:28 PM

Also, not interested in switching clay bodies for this
(budget constraints here.....)
So, i'm staying with my current inventory - smooth white clay body....

#3 Chris Campbell

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:37 AM

Amaco makes good products and their layering ideas are lovely. I would still encourage you to make a bunch of test tiles to try some combos on before you use it on your work. Like everything else in clay, your results may vary!

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#4 Cate Donoghue

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

Amaco's layering is lovely in the charts, but it's definitely not as easy to reproduce as it looks. Do follow Chris's advice :)

Also, they glaze the whole cup in both glazes, and many combos I suspect are not stable or foodsafe, especially the Palladium and Saturation Metallic. Look closely at the pics - many are pinholed - so just don't assume they are good fits to all clay :)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

I like Coyote glazes although I have not comparison shopped a great deal. They have a cone 6 glaze called Oeatmeal which comes speckled and I found that it served as a great base glaze for overglaze decoration using Amaco Velvets and LUG's, (yes I'm getting a big commission from all of these companies). It even worked well with greens which can be difficult. I spoke to Martin Butts (Mr. Coyote) about this, and said that I wished that Oatmeal came unspeckled too, and he informed me that their glaze Eggshell was just that. Eggshell does work fine for midfire majolica-like use. They have another glaze, Alabaster Satin which is nice - but it doesn't work well with greens, and maybe other colors I havn't tested.

Joan Klotz




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