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#1 Jacqueline

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:55 AM

I'm just getting back into ceramics again after 35 years. I could really use some help figuring out glazes for mid-fire clays in an electric kiln. At this point I think I would like to stick to pre-mixed glazes from reliable manufacturers rather than mixing my own.

Can anyone recommend some good, food safe glazes, preferrably satin finish, for mid-range firing in an electric kiln?
I tried a sample pack of Amaco Potter's choice glazes that fired beautifully in 12 great colors, but they were all very glossy and not quite earthy or natural looking for my tastes.

Thanks, Jacqueline

#2 Kat Ashpole

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:54 AM

I've had great luck with Georgie's and Coyote Clay glazes. Coyote has several shinos, and Georgies has a great faux ash teal.
good luck!
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#3 Margene

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:57 AM

Bill Van Guilder has a good book with mid-fire electric kiln glaze recipes. also on this site there are good ones. I like the egg shell one best.

#4 Deanna@AtlantaClay

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:15 AM

I love the Mastering Cone 6 Glazes book - have mixed quite a few glazes from it - if you've got a computer kiln and can use the controlled cool those are awesome - also I second the recommendation for Georgies if you like something a little more dry in surface - they have lots of satins, mattes, and sculptural mattes! We carry them in our shop and I have used the Copper Patina and Cool Lime Matte with great results!

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#5 Jacqueline

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:05 AM

I love the Mastering Cone 6 Glazes book - have mixed quite a few glazes from it - if you've got a computer kiln and can use the controlled cool those are awesome - also I second the recommendation for Georgies if you like something a little more dry in surface - they have lots of satins, mattes, and sculptural mattes! We carry them in our shop and I have used the Copper Patina and Cool Lime Matte with great results!

Deanna
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Thank-you for all your suggestions.




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