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Pete’s Best Moving Clear

Pete's Best Moving Clear

Firing temperature : cone 6-10 | Surface texture : glossy | Color : clear | Atmosphere: Oxidation Reduction

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Firing to cone 6 in oxidation procudes a clear, whereas firing to cone 10 in reduction produces a pale blue.

For the epsom salts, I add only a drop or two of epsom salt saturate solution (which is epsom salts dissolved in water prior to adding it to the glaze). For brushing, add a very small amount of CMC Gum solution to a small batch of the glaze. Don’t add to a 5-gallon bucket of glaze, as CMC Gum spoils over time. It is better to set aside small quantities for brushing. This glaze was formulated by Pete Pinnell. It is called a moving clear because it not only melts and runs down the pots, but it also pulls cobalt and copper oxides into the glaze as it moves, creating the melting effect seen in the black underglaze leaves on the teapot spout. This glaze is made with frit, so apply thin. It is very runny when thick, so make sure you protect your kiln shelves when testing how to apply this glaze by using shrink slabs underneath the bottoms of your pieces. It  produces little to no crazing when allowed to cool to (at most) 200F before unloading, and thus makes for a nice glossy, clear liner glaze as well.

This recipe was shared by Taylor Sijan in the May 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly.

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