Pieter Mostert Posted July 13, 2015 Report Share Posted July 13, 2015 The calculations page looks right, just did it myself to be sure. However, you did it the long way if you mixed 35 different glazes one at a time. Curries method is one massive shortcut for turning 4 glazes into 35. His innovation was to only have to actually mix four (largish) batches of glazes (the corners A B C and D), and from that get 35 different glazes by blending them by volume, transferring the right amount from each corner into each one the 35 cups. (!) The key to this once you get the dry materials put together for each corner, you add water until each of the four corners has the same VOLUME (in millilitres). Put another way, you shift from weight in grams for the dry ingredients, to millilitres of liquid when you add enough water to each corner glaze to make them all equal. So what you eventually put in each of the 35 cups is slightly differing amounts of liquid drawn from these four corners of now liquid glaze slop (more on this further down). Have a look at the page below which is out of his book for the executive summary on mixing the four corner glazes (I suggest you stick with his 300 grams for the four corners, at least to start). Then look further below to see what to do next. NOW, print a copy of this next page below and put it on the table very close to where you have arranged the 35 cups exactly as they are shown here. You will be referring to it constantly. This is the master map of what goes in each cup. Each of the 35 circles is divided up into four quarters, showing you how much glaze to draw from each of the four corner batches to put in each of the 35 cups. You will need a 50 ml syringe (no needle!) from your medical cabinet and you will use it to systematically draw out the right amount from each corner and put it in the 35 cups one at a time. This may sound a bit complicated, but dry mixing up the four corner batches and getting them to equal liquid volume is the messing around part. Once you get going with the syringe the whole process really flies. If you do it this way you will have enough glaze to fill each cell adequately, plus add the extra little upside down y shape in a second pass. This will give a much better idea of melting behaviour. Good luck! If I understand things correctly, there's a slightly easier way of combining the four corner glazes. Make line blends with A and B, and then C and D to get the glazes for cells 1 to 5, and 31 to 35, using more glaze than you normally would. Then make line blends along each of the columns to fill the remaining cells. This means you use the syringe 62 times, instead of 92. By the way, it looks like Ian Currie's website has disappeared. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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