Glaze tests

Greenware serving platter w/slip decoration.

Greenware serving platter w/slip decoration.

My test tiles yielded a few things I thought worth trying. There’s a show coming up that’s about using the recycled iron and/or manganese from Clean Creek Products. Normally, brown is not high on my color favorites list. On majolica glaze, iron is just… brown. So, I was looking for something richer. Amber? Rust? One of my test was a nice mottled

Fired work from Glaze Tech kiln

Fired work from Glaze Tech kiln

rust-to-cream and showed darker slips. I tried a few pieces and really enjoyed my Skutt Glaze Tech little kiln – big enough to fit a serving dish and some other things in a load, but small enough that I can fire it every day or 2 and see the results before I commit to more work.

As often happens, I think I liked it best in the greenware state. Happy enough with the glaze results, though, but the color and value ranges are more subdued with the golden iron glaze over all.

Slips on earthenware w/a semi-opaque glaze.

 

 

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