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Hi Folks I'm hoping for a bit of advice. I would like to have a stab at bubble glazing a few pieces and just need to know if I can use commercial glazes, Mayco in particular.

 

I was going to base coat with say white, blow another colour on top then fire, but is it necessary to clear glaze over the top as both would already produce a gloss finish if fired normally.

 

Thanks in anticipation.

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isn't it mayco that put out a video on the process?  try looking for it.  i have seen several really good pieces in multiple colors, they resemble marble.

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Thanks I will try and track down the Mayco video.

 

I've watched a few YouTube videos but not really getting what glaze/paint they're using.

 

If all fails I'll give it a go and see what happens.

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As far as what glaze to use, that is going to be up to testing as all things are in this bloody field.

Ha if only there was a little fairy that could wave it's magic wand and make me know all there is to know about this as you say bloody field.

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this is too simple for such confusion.  look at the mayco video.  run it slowly.  back up if necessary.  write down what they are saying.  look at the bottles of glaze.  how else can you learn except by watching CAREFULLY.

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this is too simple for such confusion.  look at the mayco video.  run it slowly.  back up if necessary.  write down what they are saying.  look at the bottles of glaze.  how else can you learn except by watching CAREFULLY.

Thank you for your reply and Joseph F's previous video link. I wasn't aware that this was a Mayco video.

 

I have watched this particular video on several occasions very carefully (plus many others ) and I understand the concept, but at the end of this video it recommends dipping in a clear glaze hence my original question.

 

As you say this is too simple for such a confusion so in future I will just go ahead and test.

 

Regards from one old lady to another x

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this is too simple for such confusion.  look at the mayco video.  run it slowly.  back up if necessary.  write down what they are saying.  look at the bottles of glaze.  how else can you learn except by watching CAREFULLY.

Thank you for your reply and Joseph F's previous video link. I wasn't aware that this was a Mayco video.

 

I have watched this particular video on several occasions very carefully (plus many others ) and I understand the concept, but at the end of this video it recommends dipping in a clear glaze hence my original question.

 

As you say this is too simple for such a confusion so in future I will just go ahead and test.

 

Regards from one old lady to another x

 

In the video, they are mixing underglazes, not glazes; that is why they recommend the clear glaze. And, unless you googled the product number in one of the early slides, you would not have picked up on that . . . so much for clarity in instructions.

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this is too simple for such confusion.  look at the mayco video.  run it slowly.  back up if necessary.  write down what they are saying.  look at the bottles of glaze.  how else can you learn except by watching CAREFULLY.

Thank you for your reply and Joseph F's previous video link. I wasn't aware that this was a Mayco video.

 

I have watched this particular video on several occasions very carefully (plus many others ) and I understand the concept, but at the end of this video it recommends dipping in a clear glaze hence my original question.

 

As you say this is too simple for such a confusion so in future I will just go ahead and test.

 

Regards from one old lady to another x

 

In the video, they are mixing underglazes, not glazes; that is why they recommend the clear glaze. And, unless you googled the product number in one of the early slides, you would not have picked up on that . . . so much for clarity in instructions.

 

Hi Ya,

 

Yes I realized on this particular video that was what the lady was doing, I think from memory those codes are Duncan, but having trawled the inter web I can't seem to find one that seems to be using a gloss glaze and for the life of me I can't find one from Mayco.

 

It's not life changing I'll just give them a go and see what happens after all it's just clay! Right?

 

Best Regards P

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Even if you do bubble glazing with glazes, you are unlikely to get a good even coat, so the clear coat over is a needed.

Thanks I'm going to play around with a few pieces to see what effects I can achieve. Luckily I'm not having to make things on a commercial basis so can mess around to my hearts content  :)

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