Tag: alumina hydrate
Al(OH)3—alumina source, rarely used in claybodies or glazes, because all needed alumina comes from clay and feldspar. Used primarily for shelf wash and wadding—better adhesion and suspension than aluminum oxide (Al2O3). Small additions increase viscosity of glaze melt. Should not be used as matting agent in functional glazes—produces immature glaze. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook.
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