We are rolling out another in our series of free downloads today – this one is for all you raku firers out there. Ten Tried and True Raku Glaze and Slip Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Raku Pottery Glazes includes a fantastic assortment of raku glaze recipes including several copper matts, a white crackle and even a shino! Today, I am excerpting one of those glazes – the shino – as a sneak peek. But you can download the whole shebang from our free gifts page! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Left: Teabowl with Kelley’s Low-Fire Shino Glaze, by Steven Branfman.

Kelley’s Low-Fire Shino
Glaze Material
Lithium Carbonate 26%
Nepheline Syenite 64%
EPK Kaolin 10%
Total 100%
Add:
Light Rutile 6.0%
Manganese Carbonate 0.5%

This is a semi-opaque glaze with an excellent crackle texture and tan to silvery color characteristics,
depending on firing temp. Works well in combination with other glazes.

This recipe is included in
Ten Tried and True Raku Glaze and Slip Recipes: Recipe Cards for our Favorite Raku Pottery Glazes, which is free to Ceramic Arts Daily subscribers.

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