Category: glazetest

New mug experiment… that middle color didn’t turn out like I planned but I like the brilliance of the two greens on top and bottom! I have a bunch more to glaze so I’ll continue to experiment this coming week! 💖 #mugshot #glazeexperiment #coffeetime #lattemug #handmademug #glazechemistry #glazetest #espresso #seattlecoffee #methowvalley #twispwa (at Twisp, Washington)
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I’m supposed to be going to the grocery store but I’m in the car staring at my new glaze test tiles that came out of the firing today. Can’t wait to put some of these new colors to work! It feels good to be home and feel the energy of my Chile experience pushing me to try new things! 💘 Ok now I have to go buy baby food and pill pockets for my dog who is sick! 😢🐶💗💊 #glazetests #glazetest #glazechemistry #testtiles #potterslife #brownclay #twispwa #twisp #methowvalley #ceramics (at Twisp, Washington)
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From @suemcleodceramics
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Here’s a hyperlapse video of a freshly dipped lichen glaze, drying over 3 minutes. It’s so cool to watch the cracks forming as the glaze shrinks upon drying.
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This glaze contains 20% EPK and 20% magnesium carbonate, which are the 2 ingredients that cause the cracks to form. Both materials swell when combined with water and as the water is pulled out of the glaze and into the bisque, the glaze shrinks. Like a dried up mud puddle.
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I wish I could video the firing process as well. Maybe one day technology will allow us to see inside our kilns as they’re firing.
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#testtiles #glazes #glazechemistry #glazedetails #glazecalc #ceramicscience #glazetesting #glazetests #glazetest #glazecalc #materialscience #lichenglaze #crawlglaze #magcarb #magnesiumcarbonate #epk #understandingglazes #shrinkage #yyjpottery #yyjceramics #vancouverislandpottery #canadianceramics

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Little army of glaze tests headed into tonight’s kiln… can’t resist the never ending quest for more colors & textures… 🔥🔥🔥 #testtiles #glazetest #ceramics #pottery #glazechemistry (at Twispworks)
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Chloe, my awesome intern, is mixing a new larger batch of a newer pink glaze recipe today. The dense wildfire smoke and construction vibrations are getting to us but we’re trying to keep our spirits up by working on new recipes and experiments the last few weeks. I put plastic up on some of my windows to help keep some of the smoke from seeping in the studio, as it seems to be doing today. 😷😷😷. Might as well just keep our respirators on all day, even when we’re not mixing glazes 🙄😷🔥 #glazetest #glazechemistry #wildfires (at Twisp, Washington)

Today’s adventure in glaze testing. Always on the hunt for a keeper in the red-orange-yellow area of the spectrum. Most of them turn out pretty cheesy 🧀 #glazetest #testtile #ceramics #pottery (at Twispworks)

Another shot of the newest pink recipe test from today’s kiln… it’s getting there! #glazetest #testtile #ceramics #pottery #pinkisthenewpink (at Twispworks)

New pink glaze recipe test out of the kiln this morning… my cell video doesn’t do justice to the color – it’s a little richer than this shows. My new (used) kiln has been firing a tad bit on the hot side so I’m doing some test firings this week to get it where I want it. Super excited about this glaze though! I’m planning to use it on the side of some cake stands… now wouldn’t that look delicious with chocolate cake? ? #glazetest #testtile #glazerecipe #ceramics #pottery (at Twispworks)