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A List of Classic Base Glazes for Pottery

These span the range from low to high temperature. Each is a base or a base plus added pigments, variegators and/or opacifier. The glazes are suitable for functional surfaces. It would be common to buy commercial products to enhance non-functional surfaces. These are suggested package sizes for production.

Cone 6 Dipping glazes or base coat dipping glazes in 2 gallon pails (~5000g powder)

G2934 transparent MgO matte (also commonly mixed as a white by adding zircopax)
G1214Z1 transparent Ca matte (common opacified using titanium)
G2926B transparent glossy (also commonly mixed as a white by adding zircopax)
GA6-B Alberta Slip base (honey transparent)
MA6-C Alberta Slip floating blue
GR6-M Ravenscrag floating blue
G3933A Oatmeal silky matte
G2926BL Jet black glossy (commonly mixed as a first coat)
G2934BL Jet black matte (commonly mixed as a first coat)

Black Engobes/Underglazes in 1 litre jars (~800g of powder)

L3954F Black engobe or brushing underglaze for M340 at cone 6
L3954N Black engobe or brushing underglaze for H550 at cone 10R

Cone 10R Dipping glazes in 2 gallon pails (~5000g powder)

G1947U Base transparent glossy
G2571A Dolomite transparent matte
GR10-C Ravenscrag talc silky matte
GR10-A Base Ravenscrag clear

Low Temperature Dipping glazes in 1 gallon pails (~2500g powder)

G1916Q (or variants) Cone 04 transparent base glossy
G3879 (or variants) Cone 06 transparent glossy


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Articles Concentrate on One Good Glaze
It is better to understand and have control of one good base glaze than be at the mercy of dozens of imported recipes that do not work. There is a lot more to being a good glaze than fired appearance.

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