In this video I demonstrate how to measure the specific gravity of a glaze I just mixed using a graduated cylinder and a scale.
Measuring specific gravity is a way to calculate the water content of a glaze to ensure that each time you glaze, you have the same amount of water.
CONSISTENT WATER CONTENT = CONSISTENT APPLICATION THICKNESS = CONSISTENT RESULTS
If you found this video useful, please share this post or leave a comment below.
As a supplement to this video, I created a free, full colour, step by step guide to measuring specific gravity for repeatable glaze results. It includes a one page summary that you can print out and take into your studio. I hope you find it useful!
Join the Community
This video was originally broadcast via Facebook Live to my free social learning group called Understanding Glazes with Sue. The group is full of videos and discussions about specific gravity and other ways to fine tune your glazes like flocculating and deflocculating. Please join!