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Amoco Celadon Glazes

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I recently used a studio light green transparent glaze for work on Little Loafers, which I understand is a ^6-10.  The studio glaze crazed too much for my taste.  So my go-to people suggested I try the Amoco celadon line of glazes.  While the glazes did not craze at all at ^6, my glaze application of 3 coats, horizontal, vertical and diagonally looks extremely patchy and streaky, more so on the darker colors than the lighter colors.  It was applied fairly smoothly, so I don't think I put it on too thick or too thinly.  Any ideas or suggestions?  The glaze states "Do not spray."

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I recently used a studio light green transparent glaze for work on Little Loafers, which I understand is a ^6-10.  The studio glaze crazed too much for my taste.  So my go-to people suggested I try the Amoco celadon line of glazes.  While the glazes did not craze at all at ^6, my glaze application of 3 coats, horizontal, vertical and diagonally looks extremely patchy and streaky, more so on the darker colors than the lighter colors.  It was applied fairly smoothly, so I don't think I put it on too thick or too thinly.  Any ideas or suggestions?  The glaze states "Do not spray."

 

Even though I make my own glazes, I was interested in trying a couple of the Amoco Celedon glazes for the interesting shades presented in the ad. They looked awful the first time (on porcelain), and after talking to the customer service people, who told me not to do a slow cool, they looked equally awful the second time. Ya win some, ya lose some. This was just a waste of money.

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Haven't tried the amaco celedons and probably won't, but I have had excellent results with the coyote celedons.  Their color selection is more limited and they don't have the snazzy mixing options like amaco.  It could be that the coyote celedons are mixable also, I just haven't tried it. Anyway, when I brush on a glaze, I don't even do the direction change like I'm supposed to.  Just apply liberally, work smooth and fast.

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I don't know about premixed glazes, but celadon application is tricky, as the glaze usually doesn't flow a lot in the melt. This means all brush strokes and drips are evident. Dipping and tidy pouring applications are what I use. It does take a bit of practice.

 

On the plus side, it doesn't usually run off the pot.

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I've used coyote celedons and they are quite nice tho will go a bit matt if thickly applied. I've not tried amacos yet...the lavender looks nice on the website.

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I've had pretty bad crazing with both the Amaco and Coyote 'celadons' on porcelain, but they fit nicely on white stoneware (Standard 181 I believe) fired to 2192F with a 15 min. hold. I have a tiny test kiln so I have to use a cooling cycle (usually 250/hr from 1900 down to 1400) or the glazes come out super glossy.

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I've  had good luck with Amaco's celadon Rainforest, and now  I'm wondering about the "mixing clear" glaze they sell in that same line. Can I assume it  would lighten the base color?   Would adding the white glaze Snow from the same line change it in a different way?  

 

Anyone have any experience with this line?  Thanks!

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Here I go again-----breaking the rules.

I have used several AMACO ^ 04-05 Glazes with a spray gun, not any problem so far. All I do is thin ita little bit and give the piece 3 Good honest coats (allow to dry between coats).

Just my .02 worth.

 

graybeard

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I've had good luck with brushing  3 coats of celadon Rainforest, but it's been on texture.  I don't know how it would be on smooth clay - tho the inside of the mugs look fine and they're smooth.....  Maybe just lucky so far

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