I started a similar topic "Non Runny Ash Glaze" see below, and have tried three different glazes, For two of them I used ashes sieved thru 40 mesh but for the third I used ashes put thru an 80 mesh sieve. The trials with 40 mesh ashes were too granular for me but the 80 mesh ashes gave an acceptable result. For the latter test I used a glaze recipe supplied by AtomicAxe, it was called SU Standing Bear (see "Non Runny Ash Glaze"), and it gave a nice smooth glossy.finish. The two glazes used with the 40 mesh ashes would probably be more acceptable for me if I tried 80 mesh. They were the Black Friday glaze that S. Dean referred you to; a matte finish, and a variation of C. Harris Tenmoku: Nepheline Syenite 18.6, Gerstley Borate 8.5, Dolomite 9.3, Talc 9.3, Ball clay 18.6, Silica 28.2, Bone Ash 7.5. I replaced the Red Iron Oxide, called for in the original recipe, with 12% Black Mason Stain (6600) and added 1% CMC to improve brushability. I will try to send photographs to the forum as soon as the mugs have finished cooling (I cheated and looked a little early). Good luck, Joan Klotz.
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