|Monthly Tech-Tip |
These were applied to the bisque as a slurry (suspended by gelling with powdered or dissolved epsom salts). Notice the crazing (feldspars always craze because they are high in K2O and Na2O, these oxides have by far the highest thermal expansions).
Crazed ceramic glazes have a network of cracks. Understanding the causes is the most practical way to solve it. 95% of the time the solution is to adjust the thermal expansion of the glaze.