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Judith B

What Kind Of Glaze?

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Today I was visiting Janaki Larsen's store in Vancouver, and was amazed by the glazes she uses. The textures of the glazes are intriguing, really. My question is, how does she get this bubbling effect though? Is it by adding something into the glaze? Is it a specific way of applying it? If anyone around has an idea about how to do that, I'd love to hear about it! :)

 

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These are called crater glazes or lava glazes. Generally achieved with silicone carbide in the glaze. These need to go on thick, as in applied with a palate knife. Many pieces are multiple fired until you get the effect you want. Also check out Virginia Scotchie.

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These are called crater glazes or lava glazes.

Thank you so much I will definitely check these out. Cause yes I know that applying glazes very thick can give some texture but what Janaki uses is really totally 3D while even when I layer the glazes very thick it still stays pretty flat. But I guess it depends on the glazes too.

I checked Virginia Scotchie's work too and the textures on her stuff are amazing! Thanks!

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Magnesium carbonate glazes will give you a crawl. The more fluid the under glaze or undercoat is, the wider the crawl. Silicone carbide will give the volcanic

ruptured look. ( I find the Magnesium better as it is not so rough and sharp.) If you decide to use Carbide then get the finest ground you can lay your hands on.

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