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Claypple

Commercial glazes: good experience

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Would anybody be interested in sharing success / good experience with the commercial glazes?

I have a lot of them; mostly Coyote, Potters Choice, Amaco, Laguna.

It takes a lot of experimental firings to find out when they look the best.

I do realize that it also depends on the type of the clay we use, the firing schedule, etc., but there are definitely some things we could share with each other so we would not "discover America" with every new glaze we use.

 

As an example and as the first person to share: This is Coyote Butterscotch Shino MBG086 ^6

It looks the best on a rough surface. You can see the difference: inside the surface was smooth, but outside I used some slip to create a texture.

The dark brown strip is just a thin layer of a Potters Choice glaze. Slow firing to ^6.

 

 

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I would be especially interested in photos of layered glazes, including the ones that did not turn out well.

 

Here is some layering: post-19169-137295029371_thumb.jpg

Coyote Croc Blue MBG 009 over Coyote Red MBG 019. Next time I will make a much wider overlap.

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I've had good luck at school with the Amaco Potter's Choice  and Coyote glazes. As you  know they have to be thickly coated. (The kid who made the biggest mess actually made one of the best bowls we donated to the Empty Bowls project.)

Try layering those Coyote Shinos over the black for some interesting effects.

 

These cones 6 oxidation glazes make me in less of a hurry to built a gas-fired kiln.

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I'm moving away from commercial glazes....

But was quite pleased with coyote shino. Over potters choice tenmoku

I mostly mix my own but I do like Coyote Goldenrod shino.  It is so nice over a speckly clay body.  I will see if I can get some pics loaded.   I have not been able to find a recipe to replicate Goldenrod.  So that is one I still purchase. 

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I mostly use Coyote and Amaco Potters Choice along with some I mix and a few from Opulence.  My favorite from Coyote is Red Gold.  Started buying it in bulk and find it gives different effects by dipping.  The bird house is floating blue over red gold on the top and Potters choice Albany slip on the bottom (brushed)

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I mostly use Coyote and Amaco Potters Choice along with some I mix and a few from Opulence.  My favorite from Coyote is Red Gold.  Started buying it in bulk and find it gives different effects by dipping.  The bird house is floating blue over red gold on the top and Potters choice Albany slip on the bottom (brushed)

Oh my gosh! Beautiful combo!  I have some red gold in a bucket, but never thought about putting floating blue over it like that.  I really like it.  Thanks for sharing.  Was that a floating blue that you made yourself?

 

Roberta

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I mostly use Coyote and Amaco Potters Choice along with some I mix and a few from Opulence.  My favorite from Coyote is Red Gold.  Started buying it in bulk and find it gives different effects by dipping.  The bird house is floating blue over red gold on the top and Potters choice Albany slip on the bottom (brushed)

Oh my gosh! Beautiful combo!  I have some red gold in a bucket, but never thought about putting floating blue over it like that.  I really like it.  Thanks for sharing.  Was that a floating blue that you made yourself?

 

Roberta

 

Yes, just one of the standard recipies. 

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Claypple, which of Laguna's 'Peacock' glazes are you using?  They've got two in the cone 5-6 line, I've used MS#27 a lot.  Its a crazy glaze, over some clay it is more green, over the Laguna B-mix it goes blue-green, on "Frost" porcelain it is straight blue.  (Someone with more glaze formulation knowledge could probably say exactly what's going on, but I'm stuck using commercial glazes.)  A layer of white under it does some fabulous texture things... I've used "Colonial White" under, with the MS#27 over and got a really crazy roiling water look.  

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I am using MS-95. On the vase I showed it is in the very center over Speckled Buff clay and it looks like a deep water of Tahoe.

It is interesting what you said. I will try it over the white glaze now.

I, too, wish there were a way to find out what are the ingredients in the commercial glazes.

Some of them are very unique and beautiful. 

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This is one from my most recent firing that I quite like.

 

On white stoneware, Amaco Potters Choice  - alternate stripes of Ironstone and Waxy White in the diagonal grooves and then two alternate coats each of Toasted Sage and Ancient Jasper, (in that order), and a little Jen's Juicy Fruit  (not Amaco) on the rim.

 

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Bob, The rim is Coyote Gun Metal Green. The edges are browner because I only did 1 coat there and 3 coats where it is the greener part.

Thanks for the compliment but I am very new at this and have been experimenting a lot.

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