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preparing raw majolica glaze for surface decoration.

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Babs    386

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

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Iforgot    2

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

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Babs    386

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

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

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

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perkolator    54

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.

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Babs    386

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

Thanks again.

Babs

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