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Cone 6 Silky Matte

Code: G1214Z
Modification Date: 2018-12-27 16:07:52

This glaze was born as a demonstration of how to use chemistry to convert a glossy cone 6 glaze into a matte.

Ferro Frit 312436.035.0%

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Please click the article link below for more information.

This recipe is adjustable in that you can raise and lower the silica to increase and decrease the gloss or matteness.

However, the spirit of this recipe is not to present the perfect matte, it is to demonstrate about how Al2O3:SiO2 chemistry balance in a glaze recipe can be changed to adjust the degree of matteness of a glaze (for an article on this subject). Generally the best mattes are made using high MgO levels in an otherwise correctly melted base (see linked article). You should consider testing the G2934 recipe in preference to this one.

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By Tony Hansen

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