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I came across a chart on Julia Galloway's Field Guide section of her blog that has a pdf chart called "Bob Shay's Glaze Recipe Chart (Cone 06-04, Oxidation, Matt-textures, Wide temperature range)."  I attached a copy.


While I am familiar with many of the glaze types he has listed (like lichens, lizards, beads, craters, etc) there are some that I can't figure out: "Flamedrops"  "Earthmother" and "Superstition" are the ones that have me stumped. Is anyone familiar with these? I can't find anything helpful about them on the web. I would love to see images or at least get an accurate description of what to expect from them. I'm still a newbie to glaze crafting.  I'm sure some of you can look at the ingredients and know right off what the resultant mixture will do.


Thanks in advance.


P.S. If anyone is interested Julia has a lot of pdfs available for download.Many are just handwritten recipe notes (I found that I had to open the pdfs in Internet Explorer as they come up blank for me with Chrome: http://juliagalloway.com/field-guide/chapter-12-pdf-downloads/





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... gives a similar recipe for a Raku glaze (I haven't re-expressed as % to check)

Flame Drops:


very cool, will flash reds and oranges

Magnesium Carb 30.8
Lithium Carb 15.4
Gerstley Borate 53.8
Copper Carb 4.6
Chrome Ox 0.3

... presumably raku with post-fire reduction to get the flashing.


PS The high levels of lithium & GB in Earthmother & Superstition, coupled with the possibility of raku brings

Rick’s Turquoise to mind (don't know if this is just a flight of fancy). I presume that they must be turquoise in

oxidation. Reputedly Rick's Turquoise gives all sorts of nice colours in post-fire reduction, but not so far for me.





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Thanks. I suspected they might be raku glazes. Rick's Turquoise is pretty.  I'm itching to get back into raku but I don't have a good set up for it yet - with a couple of feet of crusty snow on the ground there isn't a good place in my yard to do it anyhow. Might just have to try some small batches of Bob Shay's recipes in low fire oxidation just to see what happens.

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