Jump to content


Photo

preparing raw majolica glaze for surface decoration.


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Babs

Babs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 878 posts

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Hi I am looking for a way to make my raw majolica glaze "harder" so that I can ddo more painterly desings on my ware. Mybrush tends to clog up with the glaze powder and so the lines are interrupted.
Hope somepone can help. I think I readd somewhere that you can spray something onto the glaze.Does any one have any hints.
Babs

#2 bciskepottery

bciskepottery

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,408 posts
  • LocationNorthern Virginia

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Here is a link to a handout from Linda Arbuckle on majolica, including hardening the base glaze . . . http://lindaarbuckle...handout2007.pdf

#3 SShirley

SShirley

    Cow Creek Pottery

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 199 posts
  • LocationPittsburg, Kansas

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

I have added molasses to majolica to harden it, and it smells nice too, but molds after a while.

#4 minspargal

minspargal

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts
  • LocationPort Aransas, Tx

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

I use spray starch on mine and paint like you are using watercolors.

#5 Iforgot

Iforgot

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 155 posts
  • LocationColorado

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

You can fire your ware to cone 018 after you glaze and sand the peice. This cinters the glaze paricles making it a bit more sturdy.





Darrel
Derek VonDrehle

Raku, Pit fired, Majolica, and Stoneware ceramic artisit

#6 Babs

Babs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 878 posts

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Thanks everyone for your practical suggestions as I was dreading having to rejig my glaze recipe for this order, someone wanting handwritten text on some posts..
Babs

#7 minspargal

minspargal

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts
  • LocationPort Aransas, Tx

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

It helps to have the right type of brushes, too. Those thin very long haired liner brushes are great for text. Good luck!

#8 Marcia Selsor

Marcia Selsor

    Professor Emerita, Montana State University-Billings

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,806 posts
  • Locationwhere Texas, Matamoros, Rio Grande and Gulf of Mexico come together.

Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

As previously mentioned you can spray it with spray starch or cheap hair spray. You can also add a little liquid starch into the glaze batch.
I think it is mentioned in Arbuckle's information.

Marcia

#9 perkolator

perkolator

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 287 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

add CMC to your base glaze. commercial glazes contain a good amount of this in their recipe. it forms sort of a "candy coating" and stiffens up the unfired glaze, which will be more resistant to your detail brush. start with around 1% or keep a thick solution of it in a jug to add to your glazes, underglazes, and stains/washes.

#10 Babs

Babs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 878 posts

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Thanks everyone, about to bisque the 'thing' and then pending survival, will glaze and decorate using your suggestions.
Thanks again.
Babs




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users