I fire to Cone 6 in my electric kiln and I am always on the lookout for great Cone 6 glaze recipes. It is so wonderful when you find glazes you adore. It’s even better when you can find two or more glazes you adore, AND that work well together!
In today’s post, an excerpt from our newly updated 15 Tried and True Cone 6 Glaze Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Mid-Range Pottery Glazes, Amelia Stamps shares two of the glazes she adores and her process for layering them to make them even more interesting! –Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
Two Friendly Cone 6 Glaze Recipes
by Amelia Stamps
The Peacock jar shown here is decorated by overlapping the Chun glaze under the Chameleon glaze on a porcelain body. I decorate the bisqued piece by brushing on the Chun glaze in a dotted pattern. Sometimes I will use pencil on the bisque to lay out the pattern beforehand. After the piece has the underneath pattern painted on I will then dip the entire piece in the Chameleon. No wax was used in my process. The combination of the glazes creates a pink halo effect around the Chun decoration that can resemble a peacock’s feather.
In Cone 5-6 Glazes: Materials and Recipes, you’ll find information on glaze materials such as frits, feldspars, oxides and stains, as well as testing protocols and tips on glaze application. Drawing on the expertise of so many artists covering so many aspects of cone 5–6 glazes will provide you with a wealth of information unmatched with any other source.
It is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore here.
Chameleon is a Kathy Triplett glaze that I found in a glaze book years ago and the materials in the glaze have changed since then. Originally it called for “Nytal” Talc and “F-4” Felspar. Now we are using Pioneer Talc and Minspar. It produces a similar result that is varied going from shiny green when thin and gray matte when thicker. (Example shown below) I use a white stoneware (BMix) and a grolleg porcelain. Glaze can go darker on the porcelain.