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Gloss Black/Dark Green

Gloss Black/Dark Green

Firing temperature : Cone 6 | Surface texture : glossy | Color : black | Atmosphere: Oxidation

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This base glaze is extremely responsive to colorants. Additions of 2–4% commercial stains produce bright colors. When using metallic oxides or carbonates, add 0.5–2% of these colorants.

For a slightly textured black, apply a thick layer. For a dark green with iron spotting, apply a thin layer.

For a fluid, dark green with iron spots, dip to apply a thin layer of Matte Glaze to the pot inside and out. Allow to dry overnight. Next, dip to apply a thin layer of the Gloss Black/Dark Green glaze. Quick dips yield a thin application, which prevents excessive running. Wax high on the foot to accommodate running. Fire slowly to cone 6. This glaze combination can produce a slight crackle.

This recipe was shared by Dane Hodges in the May/June 2020 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.

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