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How do you make color blends in glaze


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#1 glinum

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

Sometimes I see pieces with different color blends in glaze, it's like one color runs smoothly into another one usually in a chaotic manner. It's hard to explain, here's a picture of what I mean:
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I have clear glaze and some color pigments. What's the process of doing this things? Do I have to stir a pigment with water, apply it to a piece and then cover with glaze? Or do I have to mix a pigment with glaze and apply it in one layer and then do the same for other colors?

I never did glazing, just learning things.
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:39 PM

The glaze with blue dripping color has the pigment or colorant in it. The green glazes is possibly copper or iron as the colorant and the leaf patterns may be a black stain or metal oxide in a texture applied before the glaze. I say this because there is some variation of the black where is seems to be bleeding out.
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:34 PM

That looks to me like the leaves are glazed with a transparent green glaze, the pot was dipped in a transparent clear glaze and then copper carb was dripped around on top. T

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:34 PM

That looks to me like the leaves are glazed with a transparent green glaze, the pot was dipped in a transparent clear glaze and then copper carb was dripped around on top. T


the "clear" part may just be what is left after the coppery cobalt blue glaze ran down the sides.
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