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#1 Chantay

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

I like using the Moraccan Sand Glazes which I buy in the dry powder form.  I had been using a clear glaze from a local supplier but it is now longer available.  Can anyone reccommend one of the clear Moraccan Sand glazes to use over underglazes and with stains.  They have several and I don't have time to test them all.  No local supplier, I have to order everthing. Uuugh!

 

Second question, I recently mixed up a glaze.  One of the Moraccan sand glazes, clear matte #67, when I put it through a sieve, 80 mesh, there was a large amount of stuff that would not pass through. Looked gritty. What should I do?  Throw it out? Put it back in the bucket?  I'm doing test tiles today.  I will test without and with gritty stuff.

 

 


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Toss the gritty stuff. Some glazes have more than others.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:58 PM

Call axners in florida, they are owned by laguna and see what they suggest. They do sell the glazes by the pound. They've always been helpful when i ask anything.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

Niel, PSC,

 

thanks for the help.  I did go to Laguna's website and see that they have other clear glaze options.  I will call axner though and see if I can get some help.  That is who I normally order my stuff through.  Three major univiersities with art programs in the area I live and the closest supplier is 4hrs one way.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:38 AM

I have yet to find a one-size fits all clear for cone 5-6 ox.  I've had reasonable success with MS-29 clear bright (one of the Morracan Sand series).  It's high gloss and works best applied very thin.  That said, I have seen some crazing on WS4 clay and some yellowing on Dark Brown (Laguna clays)... so buy a pint of the pre-mix and make some test tiles to assure good fit and color for your particular needs.






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