Ceramic Recipes Commercial Glaze Tips and Tricks
Low-fire commercial glazes can be successfully layered to build effects and change the appearance of the individual glazes. Many low-fire glazes, like Mayco’s Foundations line, were made to self-level.
Ceramic Recipes L-Shaped Test Tile
I have been testing glazes for many, many years and have either developed all of my own glazes or adjusted others to suit my glaze application methods and firing schedules. I prefer to use this L-shaped test tile design that I first came up with in graduate school when I taught the Raw Materials Lab class for my graduate assistantship under Val Cushing at Alfred University.
Ceramic Recipes Testing Durability
If you’re a maker of functional ware to be used with food or drink, it’s important to test the durability of your product. While laboratories exist that will perform a battery of durability tests for a fee, there are several tests you can perform at your home or in your studio that indicate whether your work is appropriate for functional use.
Ceramic Recipes Archive
No-Grind Crystalline Base—Neodymium Oxide
No-Grind Crystalline Base—Cobalt Oxide
No-Grind Crystalline Base—Copper Oxide
No-Grind Crystalline Base—Rutile
Justin Rothshank's Flashing Slip
Justin Rothshank's Soda Solution
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Whether you are just getting started with mixing your own glazes, or you’ve been developing ceramic glaze recipes for years, the Ceramic Recipes online database is a one-stop resource for finding and saving ceramic glaze recipes. Most of us have our recipes scattered around our studios on scraps of paper, but with Ceramic Recipes, they can be organized and easily accessible through a phone, tablet, or computer. So, if you are at the ceramic supplier and need ingredients for a new recipe you want to try, you can easily pull it up on your phone and determine how much you need of each using the recipe calculator function. How useful is that?