I finished my first slow firing of SH glazes yesterday with results not even close.
However, I'd be grateful to hear opinions on Baileys Red first.
The firing schedule followed SH's for bisqued as supplied by Min on page one post two of this thread.
The formula for Baileys also supplied by Min on page two post, #28 was followed using Spanish Red Iron.
Only possible difference was synthetic Bone Ash was used instead of natural Bone Ash.
I could not find any reference that advised either type for iron reds.
The fast sample was fired in a neighbors kiln who used the Dawson sitter and no soaking or slow cooling.
The photo shows the slow sample trying to go red on the edges where glaze was thin.
There are also some speckles of red that appear to be crystals on the slow sample.
Both were dipped in same batch, and the only idea I have is to try it thinner, but it is already not very thick.
I've given up (for the time being) on Bailey's Red. Right now I'm getting good results with Juicy Fruit over SCM warm. I subbed Spanish RIO for the RIO in JF. Here is a pitcher (two views) that I unloaded this morning: http://ceramicartsda...wimage&img=2641
Beautiful result on your pitchers.
Attached is what my Juicy Fruit looks like on SCM.
On SH's DVD he emphasized that 60% of the glaze thickness on his pots is SCM.
I followed that and sprayed it on rather thick.
It flowed on all samples, but was quite dry to the touch.
If Min is right about the Iron being weak that could be part of the failure.
Thanks for your input.
Like a lot of his glazes, there are different versions. Does the JF you used on the teabowl have iron in it? It sort of looks like it doesn't. It looks exactly like SCM warm with JF (without iron) over it.
Note: The firing for the pitchers used a schedule very close to one that has already been posted in this thread. Sometime around the time it was approaching peak temp or during the soak, lightning shut off the electricity and I unplugged the kiln. It was off a couple of hours. When I turned the kiln back on I tried to continue the program by guessing where I should start. The JF over SCM came out looking better than usual but I'll never be able to reproduce the program.