Glaze recipes

I wasn’t very happy with the underglaze results from my last project, it wasn’t very matt and oily fingerprints would stick on the piece. I need to experiment with more application processes, I think adding it thicker so it would get a texture would help mattify the effect. I also want to experiment with other colours out of curiosity to see what effect could happen. I have enough time to bisque fire my pieces this time, I will now have more options of glaze to experiment with, I’m looking at glazes that fire around 1200-1280.

  1. Underglaze

100g dry porcelain
35 Feldspar
15% black stain

2. Satin black 1200-1260

Neph Syenite 15g
Carium carb 10g
Talc 15g
Frenington clay (I replaced this will ball clay) 60g
Chronium Oxide 1g
Cobalt Oxide 2g
Maganese Oxide 2g


3. Glossy coral red

Nepheline syenite 47
Quartz 28
Dolomite 13
Whiting 7
Lithium Carbonate 3
China clay 2
Coral glaze stain 10

4. Smooth Purple

Barium carbonate 40
Potash Feldspar 35
Zinc Oxide 15
China clay 5
Quartz 5
+ Nickel oxide 3

5. Derek Emms red 1260-1280

Soda Feldspar 42
Flint 19
Whiting 14
High alkaline frit 14
China clay 15
Tin Oxide 5
Copper carbonate 1

6. Dolomite white over mirror blue


Cornish stone 60
China clay 20
Dolomite 20

Mirror blue

Cornish stone 70
China clay 10
Whiting 10
Zinc oxide 10
+ Cobalt oxide 2

7. Very dark bottle green 1280

Soda feldspar 45
Quartz 17
Borax frit 15
Whiting 13
China clay 5
Tin Oxide 5
+ copper carbonate 5

Using the spray gun to glaze my lights

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I decided to add a much thicker layer of glaze using the spray gun, this will leave a texture on the side which will reduce the amount of light the piece reflects, the matt surface will play with the viewer’s eyesight and create an illusion aspect to the work.


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