ERIC Number: EJ856250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Testing 1-2-3: The Way to Firing Success
Gamble, David L.
Arts & Activities, v145 n1 p30-31 Feb 2009
Why do glaze tests? For a number of reasons. With so many glazes and underglazes being manufactured by different companies that label and number them differently, it can be confusing. Though some of the properties are similar, many are different. Glazes can be influenced by the cone or temperature they are fired to, the clay body they are placed upon and the thickness of the application. Different color clay bodies can also affect a glaze's look. In fact, some glazes are specifically formulated to react to the iron content in a red clay body. These same glazes will look quite different on a white clay body. In this article, the author describes a way to test glaze. The author finds it best to test to find out what options he has in using both clay and glazes, and what combinations look the best for his pots and sculptures.
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