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|Frit Softening Point||2320C (From The Oxide Handbook)|
G2926B - Cone 6 Whiteware/Porcelain transparent glaze
A base transparent glaze recipe created by Tony Hansen for Plainsman Clays, it fires high gloss and ultra clear with low melt mobility.
|Oxides||Al2O3 - Aluminum Oxide, Alumina|
Man-made ceramic surfaces are among the most abrasion resistant materials known. Products made to abrade others are also made from bonded ceramic grains.
Arkansas Geological Commission
Quartz is the most abundant mineral on earth, it is the main crystalline mineral form of silica (SiO
Crystalline Glaze Recipes Fara Shimbo
These are from Fara's Crystal Glazes books 1 and 2. Most are the frit 3110, zinc, silica base recipe (50:25:25) with small material additions at the expense of silica.
Ask yourself the right questions to figure out the real cause of a glaze crawling issue. Deal with the problem, not the symptoms.
Density (Specific Gravity)
|Temperatures||Spodumene converts to beta phase (1082-)|
Mastering Glazes Cone 6
Six-step with controlled drops to 1000C and 760C
|Properties||Glaze Surface Texture|
Talc Hazards Overview
Talc is invaluable in the ceramics industry, it is used as a glaze and body ingredient and as a parting a release agent in various processes. Is it safe?
Are Your Glazes Food Safe or are They Leachable?
Many potters do not think about leaching, but times are changing. What is the chemistry of stability? There are simple ways to check for leaching, and fix crazing.
|By Tony Hansen|
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