I fired up the kiln a few days ago with a load full of experimental work. Most of it involved new glaze combinations involving Jen’s Juicy Fruit.
Hooray for summer break! And hooray for new glazes! Here are a few glazes that I recently tested:
Most are recipes that I found on the good ol’ world wide web. More technical info below:
Here’s a blast from the past. I was just about to upload some images of new glazes when I realized that I never posted my third batch of test tiles. I hadn’t even prepared the images!
It’s a good thing I’m on summer vacation…
So here are all 25 glaze variations. The base glazes are High Calcium Semi Matte 2 and Waterfall Brown from the bookÂ Mastering Cone 6 Glazes. Click the images to see a larger, more readable version.
High Calcium Semi Matte 2 Base
I recently tested decals on my current lineup of glazes. The decals came from decalpaper.com. The test tiles were made from Amaco’s Warm Brown Stoneware, bisque fired and then each dipped in one of my current glazes. After glaze firing each tile to ^6 I applied one of the water slide decals and put the tiles through another bisque fire. The images show the tiles just after I applied the decals and then after the decals were fired on.
I finally have some glaze test results from early summer. I decided if I was going to share them I may as well go all out and make them useful for anyone else that might be testing ^6 glazes in oxidation. If you click one of the six images below you should see the full-size, more readable images.
All base glazes are from the fabulous book: Mastering Cone 6 GlazesÂ (affiliate link).
High Calcium Semimatte Base 2
I’m interested in developing some semi-matte glazes to add a little surface variety to my work. Here are two groups of test tiles with the High Calcium Semimatte 2 from Mastering Cone 6 Glazes (pg. 89).
I was really impressed with these two groups of glazes. I plan to use at least a few of these in the future after some more testing. I have already tested this base glaze with some more colorant combinations. It should be noted that the first tile in the bottom image is the “Bone” glaze from the book and the third tile is “Raw Sienna” both mentioned on page 90.