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Making Stable Glazes for Functional Stoneware and Porcelain

Today, there must be thousands of glaze recipes in circulation. Potters trade recipes like sports fans trade baseball cards. Almost every issue of every pottery magazine includes a few glaze favorites, and there are entire books full of glaze recipes. However, it should not be presumed that published recipes are suitable for functional ware. Many were developed for color and surface texture, with little regard to functional attributes. Few of these glazes have been tested to determine how durable or stable they are in usage. In fact, unless you know a glaze has been tested, the safest assumption would be that it is not a durable glaze. Read More…

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