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#1 David F.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:51 AM

My wife just won  $150.00 worth of free glazes from amaco! She has been learning to throw for about 2 months, so she wants me to decide what I want. 

 

I make my glazes and find the number of choices overwhelming. 

 

Anyone have suggestions...I fire to cone 6 ox.

 


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#2 anne.halligan-luca@yai.org

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:57 PM

Amaco potters choice glazes fun beautiful and reliable.  Layer them too

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#3 Bill T.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Go to the Amaco web site, look for section about layering glazes.  Look over the color sheets for ideas.  That will get her started and will probably cost you too. 



#4 Pugaboo

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

The potters choice glazes are fun to layer and try out different things. My favorites are the blue rutile over indigo float makes an amazing blue. I also really like firebrick and Albany slip brown. I enjoy playing with different ones and try to order a new pint each time I need my regular glazes restocked just to keep experimenting and trying different combinations.

I would suggest buying a few and trying them in different combinations together.

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#5 timbo_heff

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

The new Amaco Celadons for c6 are cool too:

They are blendable and have a clear and dark to add to modify the opacity for tons of different looks.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

With $150 you'll be able to get 3 or 4 pints! :lol:


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:28 PM

With $150 you'll be able to get 3 or 4 pints! :lol:


Or enough dry mix to make one five gallon bucket.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:27 PM

If "Glazes" applies to their underglazes also, you might consider the Amaco Velvet underglazes. I just finished an online course with Diana Fayt and learned so many great techniques for underglaze decoration on ceramics. Perfect for cone 6. I am making a set of test tiles with all of the colors I have so far and am getting ready to do color blends, similar to what we did in watercolor classes. Great fun.



#9 Mark C.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

I suggest not drinking the cool aid.

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#10 David F.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:52 PM

I'm sending out a list of about 13 or 14 pints. It's not easy to visualize using them. I make functional table ware with a little horse hair thrown in for fun.  I'm used to the "plunk and dunk" glaze technique. painting from little jars will be an experience.  


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