Friday, December 19, 2014

New Glazes

I ordered some of the new (to me at least) Spectrum Metallic Low Fires Glazes  a few weeks ago.  They were on back order but arrived yesterday.

These are the raw glazes on a bisqued white ^04 body.  That is not the photo coloration.  They all look amazingly alike.  I am assuming that the true colors will show with the glaze firing.

I'm going to do some more tests on terra cotta and greenware.  This stuff is not cheap so I am trying to be a bit more organized and not just go ahead and glaze on my favorite pieces with mixed results!

 Golden Halo; Moonlight; Wrought Iron; Brushed Bronze

















Due to the season and all the stuff that needs to get done, I am probably going to wait until January to fire again.  This is an exercise in patience on my part!

Meanwhile...we are having sun and a bit of warmth with no wind.  It's a good day to be outdoors.

P.S.  I ordered these from Bailey.  They don't have them up on the catalog but they do have them.  Bailey generally does a 25% off on Spectrum glazes, so these cost $13.50 instead of $18.00.

As always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*

10 comments:

  1. I've used amaco metallic but they are cone 5/6, those don't look metallic till after firing. good luck with your tests,

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    1. Hi Linda....I've seen the Amaco metallics, but could never use them because of their mature temp. Now I need to fill Big Mama, the big kiln!

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  2. Will be interesting to see how they turn out. In my limited pottery experience I wa always amazed at how the glazes transformed in the kiln. xox

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    1. Hi Corrine....When I first saw unfired glazes I found it hard to believe that they would change so much!

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  3. Dearest Suzi,
    You are very informative for others to obtain such glazes!
    Hard to tell upfront how they really will work out when being fired.
    We had a dreary, rainy day today... and it will last with Christmas day being sunny again.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....One of the things I love about working in clay is that there always something new to explore. Commercial Glazes have come a long way in the last few years.
      We too, are having gray days. I spend a lot of time in my sun/plants room.
      Hope you had a bight Winter Sorstice!

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    1. Hu Jerry....Thanks; I'm always happy to have new vistors.

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