Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:35 PM
Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:52 PM
Well, I haven't intentionally done it, but one time, I didn't get enough reduction with some of the glazes. The Lusterous Copper by Amaco, was more of a dark blue green, in oxidation. That makes sense, as copper oxidizes green.
The other colors I use, don't look a whole lot different, other than the lack of the "smokey" spots.
Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:04 PM
They just come out their plain un-reduced colors, typically green for the flashy copper glazes, with no metallic effects. For glazes that don't flash in the post firing reduction you won't see much difference.
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:21 PM
Because they are often formulated for fast up firing cycles and no slow cooling cycle, they can sometimes end up being runny in a slow firing to the end point temperature that they typically reach in a raku firing. Remember the concept of heat work. It is not JUST about end point temperature. If they are "right" for rapid heating up to X degrees....... they are likey overfired at slow heating up to that same X degrees.
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:47 PM
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