How to Fix a Hard-Panned Glaze with Epsom Salts

How to Fix a Hard-Panned Glaze with Epsom Salts

How to Fix a Hard-Panned Glaze with Epsom Salts Why Do Glazes Hard-Pan? Have you ever had a glaze settle into a rock hard layer on the bottom of your glaze bucket? It’s impossible to mix and even if you do get it mixed, it just settles out again. This annoying...
Getting Clarity with Clear Glazes

Getting Clarity with Clear Glazes

Specific Gravity There’s nothing worse than a cloudy clear glaze muddying up your beautiful slip design, screen printed images or coloured clay. How can we make sure our clear glaze is always clear and prevent it from going cloudy? In this article, I’ll explain some...
What to Keep Track of in Your Glaze Journal

What to Keep Track of in Your Glaze Journal

Ceramic Glazes Download your free Glaze Journal Checklist Print out this 5-page checklist and keep it in your studio for easy reference. Click here to get it! How Magic Becomes Science Have you ever unloaded a BEAUTIFUL piece from the kiln and thought, “Gee, I wish I...
15 Tips to Get Started with Glaze Testing

15 Tips to Get Started with Glaze Testing

glaze chemistry My Introduction To Glaze Testing I find ceramic glazes to be absolutely fascinating. I had no idea when I started working with clay that glazes would become the main focus of my life. My first year of pottery school was mainly about learning how clay...
How to Add Bentonite to a Wet Glaze

How to Add Bentonite to a Wet Glaze

  Photos, instructions and a video down below! What is bentonite? Bentonite is a very fine particle clay that’s often used as a suspending agent in glazes. Glazes need clay in them to keep all the other materials suspended in the bucket. If your glaze recipe...
How Well Are You Mixing Your Glazes?

How Well Are You Mixing Your Glazes?

Glaze results on the thin side? As a studio technician at a busy pottery studio, it’s my job to mix and maintain 20 different studio glazes. I’m also the one studio users often go to for help when their glazes don’t work out as they had hoped. Every now and then...

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