|Monthly Tech-Tip |
G2934B is a popular recipe and there has been alarm recently because of the difficulty in getting the Ferro frit and variation in its quality recently. This motivated us to get a supply of the Fusion equivalent, F-19. When doing substitutions like this we do testing in glazes and with melt fluidity tests like this .
Ferro Frit 3124
A commonly available borosilicate frit is high in calcium.
Fusion Frit F-19
What Determines a Glaze's Firing Temperature?
The oxides contributed by glaze materials determine its chemistry. The chemistry is the main factor determining melting behaviour. But the particle sizes, shapes and mineralogies also come in to play.
Material substitutions in ceramic glaze and body recipes must consider their chemistry, mineralogy and physical properties
G2934 - Matte Glaze Base for Cone 6
A base MgO matte glaze recipe fires to a hard utilitarian surface and has very good working properties. Blend in the glossy if it is too matte.