|Monthly Tech-Tip |
Actually, this is the same mug. It was refired the first time at cone 10 reduction to see if it would gloss up a little more. It did not. Then it was refired again in cone 10 oxidation - yielding the high gloss on the right. The glaze is G2571E, a satin matte base employing Mason 6600 black stain. A combination of the stain and atmosphere increased the matteness of the base recipe in the gas kiln and increased its gloss in the electric kiln.