Shiny to semi-matt. We call it Grün Gesprenkeltes or GG. From Friedel Krause of Freiburg-im-Breisgau.
Pale Brown Glaze
Oatmeal, semi-matt. Friedels 87 (See GG above) A great glaze to use over slip (coloured clay) decoration.We call it F87.
Semi-matt to matt. We call it No 10.
Off White Glaze
Shiny, slightly off-white. We call it Shiny White.
Strong Blue Glaze
Satin semi- gloss. We call it New Blue.
Dark Brown Glaze
Shiny with dark shades of other colours creeping in. We call it Ohata/Tessha or Tenmoku. Originally two glazes of Japanese origin which we have combined. Possibly not, strictly speaking, a tenmoku.
Satin semi-gloss, a very clear glaze. We call it Clear Transparent. Check out the effect on our white porcelain pieces.
Creamy Crystal Glaze
Can be grey to yellowish gold with crystals and even subtle peach coronas. We call it Zinc Crystal. Based on a reduction chun (a classical Chinese glaze) this came from Ken Bushe, as he was giving up pottery to paint full-time, with the recommendation to “try chucking in a bit of titanium with it” — which did the job nicely. Rarely have we seen a glaze similar to this: as we fire in an electric kiln — ‘oxidising’ our pottery rather than ‘reducing’ it in the flame of a gas or wood-fired kiln — our finish is quite different fom the Chinese original. As the glaze cools down from around 1300 Celsius but is still molten, the zinc crystals grow in the glaze, golden and glinting, as they push other glazes out of the way, particularly the Green glaze, to wonderful effect. This crystal growth happens naturally within our firing cycle, but normally an imposed slow cooling cycle is required for such effects, so we feel very lucky!
Semi-matt. As the above but with a high-temperature colour added.
Works well with many other glazes
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