Recently we changed bentonites and our newly mixed glazes look way thicker than they used to even while I'm
adding more water. The specific gravity measurements are a little lower than they used to be and the glazes look
flocculated. Is it possible that a watered down glaze could run more, simply because it's over flocculated or had too much bentonite added? All of this seems very counterintuitive to me.
I always kind of assumed that for a given mass of glaze material, adding water would thin the glaze and
make it less likely to run. Taking out water would thicken it up and make it more likely to run. That is, if I drop the
specific gravity, there's going to be more water, and less chance of the glaze running.