Up Cycling Old Glaze
Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:03 PM
Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:09 PM
In the case of a (non-crystalline) gloss glaze, yes the glaze is glass when fired. A matte glaze is not.
To explain, let's talk about the contemporary definition of glass. Glass: a super-cooled liquid. Essentially, when materials freeze quickly enough, they have the potential to become a glass if the molecules are unable to re-arrange into a crystalline structure. The cooling curve is different for each set of materials, but it's possible to make glass out of individual materials such as copper or pretty much anything else with the proper equipment. The only reason I mention this is because the chemistry is REALLY important to figuring out what you have, how it will behave, and so on....
Casual science is fine, just don't go in with high expectations.....
Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:28 AM
Why thank you. That was a very quick yet informative response. I decided to write the post on the way into work so I wasnt sure if my thoughts were conveyed properly. It was an idea and I plan to test test test. I thought Id wait to post something later but sometimes ideas just need to be spat out from time to time.
Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:49 AM
There is still some movement of the atoms in glass, because they are slowly flowing into a more stable formation. But because they have more organization than a liquid, they aren't classified as such. Basically glass is Judd Nelson's character, from Breakfast Club; a rebel, that doesn't fit in and does what it wants....
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