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then you’ll find the assortment here covers glossy to matt and crusty to smooth. and firing schedules. And by the time you add in all the possible variations through your experiments. or maybe you’re in need of some highly unusual surface treatments. your low-fire glaze palette should be teaming with possibilities. Ceramic Publications Company | 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros | 1 . No matter what your interest—color. If you’ve been looking for a new low-fire glaze recipe to use as a base glaze for functional work.org | Copyright © 2011. texture.ceramicartsdaily. And remember. surface effect. majolica or slips—you’re sure to discover something you can use on your work from these successful glazes the pros are using. results vary with clay bodies.Contents Looking for a few great low-fire glaze recipes? Here they are—15 great recipes from 11 professional ceramic artists and available on convenient recipe cards you can print out and take into your studio. Now get out there and mix up some new low-fire pottery glazes! 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros Steve Davis-Rosenbaum: Linda Arbuckle’s Majolica Glaze Cone 04 Sandra Luehrsen: Matt Glaze Cone 06 Sandra Luehrsen: Majolica Overglaze Cone 06-04 James Haggerty: Crater Underglaze Cone 08-04 James Haggerty: Top Crater Glaze Cone 08-04 Joe Pintz: Hirsh Satin Matt Cone 04-02 Kari Radasch: Kari’s Best Transparent Cone 04-02 Howard Koerth: HK Dry Lithium Base Cone 010-04 Darren Emenau: MNO Lichen Cone 06 Joan Bruneau: Black Vitreous Slip Cone 04 Joan Bruneau: Deb’s Clear Glaze Cone 04 Arthur Halvorsen: Icy Blue Glaze Cone 04 Gail Kendall: White Slip Cone 06-10 Gail Kendall: Gerstley Borate Base Glaze Cone 03 Lana Wilson: Lana’s Purple Aqua Glaze Cone 06 " www. materials. so be sure to test all your glazes in small batches using your own materials and equipment.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ceramicartsdaily. . . . . . . . . 6 EPK Kaolin . 10 Nepheline Syenite . . . . . . . . . . From Sandra Luehrsen. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 % Zircopax . . . add 0 . . . . . . . .org | Copyright © 2011. .5% Zircopax to total 10% . 40 100 % Can be used over a similarly colored Matt Glaze (left) to intensify the color while retaining the matt surface . . . . add 10% glaze stain . .5%–2% glaze stain and 8–9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .) " LOW-FIRE Matt Glaze Cone 06 Gerstley Borate . . 5 Grolleg Kaolin . . . . . www. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 100 % Add 15% glaze stain for bright pinks and reds. . . . . . Ceramics Monthly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Nepheline Syenite . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2002.LOW-FIRE Linda Arbuckle’s Majolica Glaze Cone 04 Ferro Frit 3124 . . . . . . . . . . . . For color. . for other bright colors. . . Majolica Overglaze Cone 06–04 Ferro Frit 3124 . . . . . 2 % This recipe is for the stiff base glaze . . . . 11 100 % Add: Tin Oxide . . . . . Ceramic Publications Company | 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros | 2 LOW-FIRE LOW-FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or bubbling may occur . . . . . . . . 5 Silica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 % Lithium Carbonate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Glaze Stain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . apply stains over . . . . . . To get opaque pastels. . . . . 10 % Bentonite . . 66 % Kona F-4 Feldspar . . . . . . . . . (Note: First appeared in 1995 . Greens require stains with low amounts of chrome. . . . . . 50 % Wollastonite . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . 25 EPK Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 100 % Add: Bentonite . 5 % Talc . 32 % Lithium Carbonate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 100 % Add: Silicon Carbide (100 mesh) . . . . . Ceramics Monthly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5% CU2 O3 Top Crater Glaze Cone 08–04 Ferro Frit 3134 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 % Light Blue: Copper Carbonate . .ceramicartsdaily. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 EPK Kaolin . . . .5 % From Joe Pintz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Silica . September 2009. . . . . . . . . 2 % Green: Chrome Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 % Yellow: Yellow Stain . . www. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 % From James Haggerty. . . . . . . . . 4 Silica . . . . 9 Whiting . . . . . . . . . 15 Ferro Frit 3269 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Nepheline Syenite . . . . 25 100 % Add: Silicon Carbide (100 mesh) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .org | Copyright © 2011. . . . . . . . . . 2 % First coat: Crater Underglaze Second coat: Top Crater Glaze with addition of 2 . . . . November 2005. . . . 52 % EPK Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceramic Publications Company | 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros | 3 LOW-FIRE LOW-FIRE Third coat: Top Crater Glaze with 1% CU2 O3 . " LOW-FIRE Hirsh Satin Matt Base Cone 04–02 Gerstley Borate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Silica . . 15 OM4 Kentucky Ball Clay . . . . . . . .LOW-FIRE Crater Underglaze Cone 08–04 Borax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ceramics Monthly. . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 11 % Talc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . so that the kiln is on high in four hours . . . . LOW-FIRE LOW-FIRE . . . .3 % Blue Cobalt Carbonate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 0 . . . . . 3 % Granite Gray: Nickel Oxide . . . . To retain application texture and dry surface quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 % Oyster Shell White: Black Iron Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . 5 % Veegum T . . . . . . . . . . 5 % Chrome Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ceramicartsdaily. . . . . . . 1 % CMC Gum .5 % www. 0 . . . . . . . . .0 % Copper Carbonate . . . . .org | Copyright © 2011. . . . . . . . . . . 54 100 % Salmon Pink: Manganese Dioxide . 14 EPK Kaolin . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 % Burnt Salmon Red: Black Copper Oxide . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . 3 % Chrome Oxide . . . . 3 % Rutile . . . . the recommended firing schedule is to turn up the kiln (electric) one third every two hours. . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 % Bronze: Manganese Dioxide .LOW-FIRE Kari’s Best Transparent Cone 04–02 Gerstley Borate . 0 . . . . . . . . . . 2 % Copper Oxide . . . . 19 Ferro Frit 3124 . . . . .5 % Emerald Green Copper Carbonate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 % Grape Manganese Dioxide . . . . . . . . . Ceramic Publications Company | 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros | 4 Woody Brown: Black Copper Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 % Black Iron Oxide . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 15 100 % Add: Wollastonite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 % Vanadium Stain . . . . . . . .5 % Manganese Dioxide . . . 11 Spodumene . . . . . . . . . .0 % From Kari Radasch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fire only to cone 010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 % Red Iron Oxide . . . . .5 % Copper Carbonate . . . . . . . Multiple firings may be necessary for color intensity and depth . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 % Limestone Green: Black Copper Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 % These dry lithium glazes are applied to earthenware and fired up to cone 04 . . . . . . . . .5 % Manganese Dioxide . . . . . . . . . When firing a glaze kiln with bisque ware. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Silica . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 % Bentonite . . . . . . 30 Pemco Frit 626 . . . . . . . . . . " LOW-FIRE HK Dry Lithium Base 1 Cone 010–04 Lithium Carbonate . . . . . . . . .4 % Celadon Copper Carbonate . 3 Georgia Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . Shivering may occur if the glaze firing is prolonged . . . . . . . . . Glazes and Glazing: Finishing Techniques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . " LOW-FIRE Black Vitreous Slip Cone 04 Ferro Frit 3124 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov/Dec 2010. . . . . . . Add: Copper Oxide . OM4 Ball Clay . 25 % Lithium Carbonate . . . Use a thicker application with colorants to achieve a rich translucent glaze . . . . . 25 100 % Butter Yellow: Add: Mason Stain 6464 Zirconium Yellow . . . Apply thin in order to ensure the fired glaze will be a transparent clear . . . and is between an engobe or slip and a glaze in composition . . . . . . . . . . Chrome Oxide . . . . www. Some of the glaze may flake off during firings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This slip recipe is for use with wet to leather-hard clay . .LOW-FIRE MNO Lichen Cone 06 Borax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surface Decoration: Finishing Techniques. . . . . . . . . . . . . Nepheline Syenite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . these act as strong fluxes and will prevent some flaking as well . . . . 2 . . . 24 100 % Add: Copper Carbonate . 30 EPK Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silica . .5 % Burnt Umber . . . . Red Iron Oxide . . . 9 Magnesium Carbonate . . . It can be brushed on in various thicknesses . 39 Ferro Frit 3134 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 % 20 30 10 % 100 % 3% 1% 5% 4% Deb’s Clear Base Cone 04 Ferro Frit 3195 . Forms often look best if fired multiple times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 % This glaze is transparent and shiny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45% Ferro Frit 3134 . . . Pottery Making Illustrated. . . . Ceramic Publications Company | 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros | 5 LOW-FIRE LOW-FIRE This recipe was inspired by low-fire recipes by Lana Wilson . . A nepheline syenite wash will prevent flaking during firings . . . . . . . . . . . . From Joan Bruneau. . scrape or sand blast the surface to remove any loose glaze . . 3 Nepheline Syenite . .ceramicartsdaily. . . . If your clay contains a high percentage of iron oxide and salt crystals. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 % Bentonite . . . . You can rub beeswax into some areas and then torch it to remove most of the wax . . . . . . A vitreous slip or engobe will flux more than a basic slip recipe. . . . Cobalt Oxide . . . . It is very responsive to colorants . . After firing. . . . . . 2 % Moss (food safe): Add: Copper Carbonate . . . 3 % From Darren Emenau. .org | Copyright © 2011. . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . www. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electric Firing: Creative Techniques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From Gail Kendall. . . . . . Recipe adapted by Kari Radasch from a Woody Hughes recipe . . . 13 100 % Add: Copper Carbonate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–8 % Rich Yellow: Rutile . . 0 . . 25 Silica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Green and Rich Yellow . 5 Silica . . 30 Silica . . . . . . . . . . . . The rest of the colors I use come from mixing these glazes together: Yellow Green: three parts Rich Yellow to one part Rich Green . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ferro Frit 3124 . . . . . . . .org | Copyright © 2011. . . . . .LOW-FIRE Icy Blue Glaze Cone 04 Gerstley Borate . . . . . . . . . I mix up 5-gallon buckets of clear. . . . . . . . 5 Calcined EPK Kaolin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 % This glaze works best when it is not too thick . . . . . . 25 % Ball Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ceramicartsdaily. I have on hand ½ gallon of Blue . 5 100 % Blue: Cobalt Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Nepheline Syenite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–8 % This glaze is a slight variant of a Wayne Higby 1-2-3 raku glaze . . . . . . . The black stain I apply to bisque cleanly wipes off this slip . . . . . . . . and works from cone 06 to cone 10 . . . . . . . . 55 % EPK Kaolin . . . . . . . . Ceramic Publications Company | 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros | 6 LOW-FIRE LOW-FIRE . . . . 25 % Lithium Carbonate . . . . . . . . If the glaze application is thicker than normal (more than the thickness of a dime) it runs excessively . Gerstley Borate Base Glaze Cone 03 Gerstley Borate . . . . . . . . 19 EPK Kaolin . . " LOW-FIRE White Slip Cone 06–10 Feldspar . . . . 25 100 % This slip is easy to mix. 2 % Rich Green: Copper Carbonate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . can be applied on greenware and bisque. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. you’ll find your electric kiln is capable of most anything. June 1995. . . even on the outside . . . In Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques you’ll discover a wealth of information on techniques. . . . . Spray thin for purple and thick for aqua . . . . . . . For more aqua. . . materials and recipes. . .or gas-fired kiln out of an old electric kiln. 4 100 % Bentonite . . . Ceramics Monthly. as well as read the inspiring stories from many artists and their search for the ultimate surface. . . . . . . . decals or spraying. use smaller amounts of copper carbonate . . . . . . glazes or even how to make a wood. . From simple dipping and pouring of ready-made glazes to complex layering. 48 % Nepheline Syenite . . Only $29.ceramicartsdaily. . . " In Electric Firing: Creative Techniques you’ll be inspired by the range of techniques covering many facets of pottery making and surface treatments. From Pennsylvania redware and lusters to maintenance and glazes. Glazing is one of the most LOW-FIRE creative and challenging parts of making pottery. . . . . . . . . 4–8 % This recipe should not be used on a food container.org | Copyright © 2011. . . .org/bookstore LOW-FIRE From Lana Wilson.95 FREE Shipping When You Order Online (US Only) www. 2 % Copper Carbonate . . And you’ll also get information on materials. .LOW-FIRE Lana’s Purple Aqua Glaze Cone 06 Barium Carbonate . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Pemco Frit 626 or Ferro Frit 3289 . . . maintenance. Ceramic Publications Company | 15 Low-Fire Glaze Recipes from the Pros | 7 866-721-3322 LOW-FIRE ceramicartsdaily. . . glazing abounds with opportunities.

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