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glaze test for lana's purple aqua glaze cone 06,

updated thu 3 may 07


Alisa Clausen on wed 2 may 07

Ox. fired to Cone 6 Ox.

Glaze test for Lana's Purple Aqua Glaze, Cone 06, fired to Cone 6, Ox.
Source: Ceramic Arts Buyer's Guide, 2007

Credited to: Lana Wilson

Fired on mid fire white stoneware

Firing ramp with an electric controller is:
100c p/h to 600c (212f - 1112f)
150c p/h to 1140c (302f - 2084f)
80c p/h to 1220c (176f - 2228f)
15 min. soak
cool down max. to 900c (1652f)
Hold 30 minutes

Shut off kiln

Colorants or additives to a 100 gram batch are measured in percent to the
100 gram batch.

Substitutions in this test: Frit 3134 subbed with local Boron Frit,
Feldspar used is Forshammer, Boron Frit is subbed for Gerstley Borate. All
substitutions are done not by Mol. Wts., but gram for gram.
Amount Ingredient
45 Barium Carbonate
45 Nepheline Syenite

90 Total

4 Frit--Ferro 3124
5 Copper Carbonate
2 Bentonite

Unity Oxide
.217 Na2O
.067 K2O
.003 MgO
.017 CaO
.695 BaO
1.000 Total

.314 Al2O3
.001 Fe2O3

1.389 SiO2

4.4 Ratio
10.8 Exp
Results at Cone 6
Mat, smooth and covering glaze. Color ranges from a deep and bright blue
where thickest to a turquoise where thinner.

Why fire this glaze so high? Because I wanted to see if in Glaze Chemistry
theory, a glaze made up a glaze core, Nepheline Syenite and anAlkaline Earth
Flux, Barium Carb., and no Boron, could fire higher and not run off the
test. It succeeded. It seems that this combination could be fired
even higher. At 1220c feels and looks mature.

Best regards from Alisa in Demark.