5 lbs. Lavender Glaze Cone 10 Reduction
Description: This lavender looks purple in some lighting and blue in other lighting. Either way, it's an incredibly vibrant color that stands out. It reveals carving and is food safe. It's an excellent glaze for carving. And, it makes a great liner glaze for functional ware.
Important Note: This is a "translucent" glaze. Which means it's color will be influenced by the color of the clay body it's on. These images show the glaze on a cone 10 porcelain which is a white clay body. If you put it onto BMix or another less-white clay body it won't be the same, brilliant color.
Mixing: Add water and screen twice thru an 80 mesh screen. It can be anywhere from 42-55 on the hydrometer. 42-45 if you want a thinner application to show fine details in carving. (count to 6 on a dip). Or, 50-55 if you want a deeper purple. (count to 4 on a dip).
Application: This glaze can be dipped or sprayed. Apply thin for more visibility for fine, detailed carving. And, it goes on a nicely with a medium-thick application for a deeper purple and won't shift at cone 10 reduction.
Firing: Cone 10 reduction.
Food Safe Application Instructions: This glaze is stable over Coleman Porcelain when fired to cone 10 reduction. If you apply it to other clay bodies you'll want to wait a couple of days after it's come out of a glaze firing and check to see if it has any tiny little cracks in the glaze which indicate this glaze doesn't "fit" the clay body. It there are no "crazed" cracks in the surface of the glaze it's food safe. And, you can email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Note: Remember to run a few tests before applying any unfamiliar slip or glaze to lots of work. Take notes. Find the correct application for your work with the way your kiln is being fired.