Glaze tests……

Here are a few of the tests I’ve been working on…..there are so many wonderful and exciting possibilities, it’s gonna be a challenge narrowing things down to about 4-5 glazes…..the most exciting elements are where I’ve put 2-3 glazes together, and then applied another glaze over that….as long as you keep decent notes, and mine are a bit sketchy….you can get a lot of information from a very small bowl!

Now my idea is to select about 6-7 of the basic glazes, test on larger pieces, and see how that turns out.    There a few glazes that are very beautiful but a bit too runny, so I’m sending the recipes off to one of the clay supplies who can run them thro a glaze calculation program and then I’ll test them.

the small boat like shapes have just one glaze on each, then the bowls and cups have a variety of different glazes together.

4 Responses to “Glaze tests……”

  1. 1 wildfirepottery
    February 22, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Hey, nice blog! 🙂 The glaze tests look great. I like the blue one with the grey/black inside. And I’m always a sucker for that raspberry one. Mum and I did a couple of raku firings today, they turned out well. I finally got the owl blog posting finished too! Thanks for getting me motivated.

  2. February 22, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Hey back….thanks for taking a look and great to hear that you and your mom did a raku firing….must have been exciting!
    And thanks to you for giving me that tutorial….it helped hugely…i now don’t feel so completely blocked by some of the buttons!
    see you tomorrow at Nia!

  3. 3 Susan
    February 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Hey sweetie!!!
    This is cool….another way to ‘chat’ to you!!
    The glazes are extraordinary….beautiful! I’m sure it will be difficult to narrow it down….maybe you could be wild(er) and keep a bunch of them!
    We’re having a blizzard at the moment….so if you were here, you’d have a hard time finding a non-snow blip for today! (mixing communication references!)
    lots of love,

  4. 4 liz
    March 9, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I love glaze testing! and don’t get to do much of it these days good to see some blog action!

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