Last firing of this month went all right. I am all set for the Kenan Center.

I got a bit of glaze bug recently.  I am trying to get the no craze celadon. Celadon glaze is traditionally preferred to have the crazing, but I want to try one without.   So far, all crazed.  Steven Hill’s celadon recipe found in the web turned out really nice celadon green, but crazed nicely.

Glaze bug

2 thoughts on “Glaze bug

  • June 18, 2012 at 11:46 am
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    Craze free celadons are really hard. I have a little bit of success by using 10-20% spodumene in place of some of your Custer (or whatever feldspar you use), and by increasing the clay content a bit, which I balance by adding some boron.

    Maybe you’ve already tried this? Anyway first thing I would try is a line blend replacing KNa (in custer) with Lithium (in Spodumene) in your current celadon recipe. it is a bit more complicated that just replacing Custer with Spodumene. I have a copy of Insight which I can use to help you design a good line blend if you like. E-mail me.

    Robert

  • June 19, 2012 at 12:25 am
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    Thank you. I will try a line blend with spodumene.

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