Have you picked up a copy of Mastering Cone 6 Glazes by Roy and
Hesselberth? There are several blues in there. I use the variegated
blue which has amazing effects when layered with their other glazes. I
highly recommend the book.
This glaze is BLUE. On porcelain it is ghastly! But on the odd
orangy-brown clay I use and fire to cone 5, it's very nice--deep blue
with white sugary patches and specks. I'm not sure where I got it, but
it's undergone a few changes. I would not expect it to be food-safe. I
use it on planters and vases.
41 custer spar
5.5 lithium carb
3 gerstley borate
1.5 cobalt carb. Yes, that much.
If it's too thick, it gets sort of dull and pasty. I dip it. I'd be
curious to know how it works on your clay.
I'm using a dark cone 6 clay.
firing in a Skutt kiln. oxidation
I'm looking for a blue glaze with visual texture
Anything similar to a chun blue?(reduction)
The blue glazes I've tried are flat, uninteresting.
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