They might look great on a fancy website, but what are the chances they will actually work in your circumstances? Very low. After trying many glazes you may think you have found one that works. But does it really? Or is it erratic and unreliable? Difficult to use. Does it leach or craze or shiver or pinhole or blister? Or give you other problems? Be critical and cautious about recipes you find.
Fighting the Glaze Dragon
At Digitalfire we promote the idea of understanding and formulating your own glazes so you have control rather than relying on suppliers or the trade in glaze recipes.
Trafficking in Glaze Recipes
The trade is glaze recipes has spawned generations of potters going up blind alleys trying recipes that don't work and living with ones that are much more trouble than they are worth. It is time to leave this behind and take control.
This term refers to critical thinking ability that potters and technicians can develop to recognize recipes having obvious issues and merit, simply by seeing the materials and percentages.