|Monthly Tech-Tip |
This is one of the things Gerstley Borate does to your glazes. Stir this and you might have 2 seconds to dip something before it turns to jelly again (this was even deflocculated with Darvan and it was OK yesterday). It has a low specific gravity (a high water content) and will dries very slowly on my bisque ware. How can I make this glaze into a fast drying beautiful-to-use slurry? Replace the Gerstley Borate with something else. What? Gerstley Borate sources B2O3, I can supply it using frits or Ulexite (depending on the amount of GB that is in the recipe). I can do that in my account at insight-live.com.
Insight-live, a Cure For Long-time Gerstley Borate Sufferers!
I will show you why people love/hate this material and how I substituted it for Ulexite to make an easier-to-use glaze that fires just as good or better.