Glaze Chemistry 101
Introduction to the wonderful world of Glaze Chemistry
Basic Recipes and Bucket Level Testing
Glaze Chemistry 101
10 Week Glaze Chemistry 101 Course
In this course you will learn basic glaze chemistry – why glazes do what they do – what works, why it works, and why it doesn’t work.
You will learn about the raw materials, fluxes, colourants, opacifiers, and more
Glaze faults, why and how to correct them
Basic formulation and bucket level testing
Different types of glaze – atmospheric conditions, firing cycles, temperatures, and more….
The next course will be in 2020.
- What is glaze
- What elements are required
- Making test tiles
- Gathering materials and equipment
- Materials Storage
- Glaze application – hydrometers, additives and more
- Testing parameters and record keeping
- Basics of formulations
- Changing glaze tests at the bucket level
- Clear glaze formulas – make two base glazes
- Glaze additives
- Organic oxide (dioxide and carbonate, etc) colourants
- Yellow Ochre
- Using stains
- Extemding the colour pallette – more materials
- Adding opacifyers and fluxes
- Formulating your own glaze recipes
- Combining Glazes
- Repurposing glazes
- Glaze faults and correcting them
- Final samples
- Discussion on where to from here…
There is no avoiding chemisty when dealing with glazes, however, we have kept this course relatively simple! YOu will be amazed at how much you can look back on your learning and discover better ways to make and use your own glazes, and extend/understand commercial glazes!
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