Thick settling Glaze How to keep ingredients dispersed
Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:59 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:01 PM
I use Bentonite at 3%. Some people use Epsom salts but it alters the electrical charge. So, get another bucket. Pour all your liquid into the bucket. Get a paper cup, add water half full. For a regular bucket of glaze you probably have 5000 grams of glaze. At 3%, you would add 15 grams of bentonite. Add it to the water in the paper cup. Mix.If you have a large bucket, you have 10,000 grams of glaze, so add 30 grams to the cup.
Once you have the glaze liquid poured off to second bucket, go in with your pear corer trimming tool and get all the solids up and loose. Pour the bentonite mixture into the liquid. Stir it up with a drill.
Add the whole thing back to your glaze chunks. Mix by hand first, then drill. Them sieve it twice.
Ain't ceramics grand.
I just did this with one of my glazes. Works.Too bad I don't like the glaze that much.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:43 PM
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