Glaze Samples and new photos

This evening, I took some photos of the last glaze load. I’ve uploaded them to the Flickr set. Check them out.

The new glaze test samples are here.

The eggshell white wasn’t what I was hoping for, but it is a nice glossy white. I’m going to compare it to my current glossy white to see if it  works the same with other glazes. I’m sure it will be a good addition to the studio.

Eggshell White

This is my first try at Wright’s Water Blue. This is a single coat on American Standard #112. It was fired to cone 5. I like the clarity and the crackle. I’m curious to see if the crackle is consistent. I’m also curious to see if this behaves like a celadon. The sample with 2 coats was a bit more uniform, and slightly darker green. I’m not sure where I missed the blue. The examples shown with the recipe were clearly more blue.

Overall, I’m very happy with the first tests. Lots more work to be done, but it’s fun and promises some interesting options. If you’re interested, you can find the recipes and more on the Ceramics Daily site.

And there’s one more thing…

It’s not even 2.5″ tall, but it’s fun. I just liked the way the glazes interacted. It will probably take on the role of toothpick holder or something similar.

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