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#41 Diane Puckett

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:19 PM

I love these glazes. At Potters Council, Amaco gave out sheets showing samples of combos, similar to their ads but at lot more of them. I don't know where else you can get them, but they are great to have in the studio for reference.
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#42 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

This is deep firebrick with 2 thick coats of ancient jasper over it. 

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#43 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:18 PM

I love these glazes. At Potters Council, Amaco gave out sheets showing samples of combos, similar to their ads but at lot more of them. I don't know where else you can get them, but they are great to have in the studio for reference.

  It would be very handy to have that! 


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#44 Mudslayer

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:59 PM

I LOVEPC glazes...my only suggestion is to fast fire at cone 5...I usually layer my gazes and ancient Harper is one of my favorites...here r a few pics if someone an tell me how to upload from kindle...if not I can attach a URL....



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:38 PM

I am really new to this forum (since 15 min. ago) and just happened onto this subject.  I am a fan of Potters Choice glazes and have had good luck with all except Ancient Jasper by applying 3 good coats and firing to a cone 5 in my digitally-controlled kiln and holding for 1 hour.  The only good results that I have had in layering PC glazes is by putting on a good base layer and using a split fan brush with strokes in different directions leaving gaps or open spaces for the base color to "peep" through (3 layers for the covering layer).  I have really enjoyed your comments and do feel connected.



#46 potteria

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:02 PM

Has anyone found that you need a hold built in for glaze firing Potter's Choice glazes? I'm planning on slow firing to ^6 but unsure whether or not to include a hold. As with anything, it'll come down to testing, but since this was my first go with PC glazes I figured I'd ask around to see if there was any common starting point.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

I also use Potters Choice glazes and found a wonderful board for PC glazes on Facebook.  Very helpful info for those of us who do not mix our own glazes.  Lots of photos and encouragement.



#48 Marc McMillan

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:04 PM

I've used them with success. They dog go one like a dream. I love the Albany slip brown over texture. Tenmoku works well. Seaweed needs a thick coat and can look awesome. I've pretty much stopped using Ancient Jasper. It just doesn't work for me no matter how thick.

 

I fire them all to cone 5 with a 15 minute hold.

Good luck!

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