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Terracolor Stoneware glaze

I needed a less glossy glaze for the trophies I made for the Winter trail race so am now trying out a number of Terracolor stoneware glazes. These glazes were bought as powder and most mixed with water but some of each of Romantic, Acropolis and Blue marble were mixed with the Scarva brush on medium. I have used these as brush on before but was not happy with the result, probably because the glaze was not applied thickly enough. The hearts are each glazed with one of the glazes above – I’ve applied lots of coats! The flower pots are half and half Blue Marble/ Romantic and the other Romantic/ Acropolis.

It seems that the blue has reacted with the Romantic on the pot and become glossy and runny.

The clay is from Potterycraft – Briar Buff Earth/Stoneware.

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More hearts, some stars and a witch

I’m using up my Amaco Potters choice glazes before having a glazing rethink.

  • I’ve piled on loads of Saturation Gold on the inside of these heart pots and glazed the outside with Deep Firebrick.
  • Amaco Celadon Rainforest is the  base coat on these flower pots. The top coat on the pots is Indigo Float, Toasted Sage, Ancient Jasper, Oatmeal Seaweed, Art Deco Green and Oatmeal. The indentations have none of the celadon glaze.  I love the Toasted sage over the Celadon Rainforest. (pot at 3 o’ clock! in the left hand image)
  • I’ve used a combination of Ancient Jasper, Oatmeal, Seaweed and the remains of my Arctic Blue on these star bowls and one little heart. One star has just Ancient Jasper on the outside and seaweed and ancient jasper drip inside over Amaco Celadon Rainforest – (last image).

  • These hearts and shell have Rutile Blue on the outside and as a base on the inside under Indigo Float and Seaweed or Oatmeal on the rim.

  • This witch’s face is glazed in Toasted sage. The hair is Ancient Jasper over Ironstone. There is Ironstone on the eyebrows and eyes as a base coat. I’v added green on the eyes. The mouth has a deep firebrick under the Toasted sage. Effect is startling!!! Not quite what I had in mind.

    All pieces are made with Potterycrafts Earth/Stoneware Briar Buff

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Hearts and leaves and a Dipsy dragon for mother’s day!

I’ve used Amaco Potter’s choice glazes on my oak leaves and hearts and on a new Dipsy Dragon. The clay is briar buff earth/stoneware B106 from Potterycrafts.

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The leaves have a Dark green base coat (3 coats) with plain Dark green on the underside. I’ve used Art Deco Green, Oatmeal, Arctic Blue, Seaweed and Ironstone as top coats.

 

 

IMG_20180301_125644.jpgThe hearts are cut out circles pinched as appropriate. They have Deep firebrick on the underside and around the edge with Arctic blue as a base coat inside (3 coats) and Chun plum over. 3 star bowls and one heart bowl had oxide on the edges. These are now painted all over blue rutile and chun plum over with extra chum plum around the edge on the inside.

 

 

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4 heart bowls were previosly glazed with the terracotta stoneware glazes over oxide on the edges and spotted. I have painted over these with blue rutile and one of Oatmeal, Arctic blue, Indigo float or Iron Lustre over.

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Raku glaze testing

I have made 7 glazes as follows:Raku glazes.PNG

I applied these to Bisque fired Earthstone Terracotta Crank and fired in our new Raku kiln. We took the temperature up to 1000 and left it there for 10 mins. We had a little difficulty as the pressure of the gas kept dropping off and we had to shake the bottle!
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Notes:

  • The top shelf in the kiln was knocked off when the top hat was raised too quickly so the glaze was damaged in some areas.
  • Glaze T3 was a volcanic disaster! I will try it on a different clay.
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  • Glazes R1 and R2 are very hard to tell apart. R2 is more glossy.
  • R4 is whacky. Pink on edges with a white crackle inside
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  • 5 is very blue and glossyR1 R2 and R5.jpg
  • Glazes R6 and R7 are very hard to tell apart. The colour is slightly different.R6 and R7.jpg