Cone 10 Silky Dolomite Matte Base Glaze

Code: G2571A
Modification Date: 2019-06-19 10:37:09

A cone 10R dolomite matte having a pleasant silky surface, it does not cutlery mark, stain or craze on common bodies

Custer Feldspar28.5
Gerstley Borate4.0

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A standard Plainsman Clays cone 10R dolomite matte glaze used for many years. Colorants and opacifiers can be added to create a wide range of beautiful classic earthy reduction effects. The bamboo effect, made by the addition of 3.5 rutile and 10 Zircopax, is probably the most popular.

Many dolomite (or talc) matte glazes do not have a proper chemistry balance and do not melt to a stable glass; crazing, cutlery marking and staining are common problems. This one, by contrast, has a very silky surface yet exhibits none of these problems. An alternative recipe (but very similar chemistry) using Ravenscrag Slip is also available.

If you do not have Gerstley Borate or Wollastonite, click the link below to watch a video on how to substitute these for a frit and calcium carbonate.

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By Tony Hansen

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