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Posted 8 Jun 2013Do you make the coasters? Same cone clay you are firing? I like the idea of being sophisticated and kiln washing them!
Posted 8 Jun 2013The colors are quite different. That peacock green cone 6 is a golden brown - but a transparent one -- when it touches the satin finish white I often use with it at cone 6 -- it turns aqua green. I use it to paint out stems and leaves on my decorative botanical pieces.
I haven't had any serious glaze compatibility issues - many of these jungle gems are meant to craze -- and they do. Just be careful about too many coats - I expect it would run if it were layered on. I rarely do more than one coat. But you'll need to experiment. I realize you are concerned about ruining kiln shelves - so be careful! I have my own kiln -- if glazes run, I chalk it up to experimenting, and buy a new kiln shelf (very inexpensive - $23 for the size I need).
Posted 8 Jun 2013I use these glazes in limited amounts all the time too. No special firing schedule required. I've even experimented using them to cone 6 on stoneware, with different, but good results. I especially like peacock green in small amounts. Am attaching a piece that this was used on, -- to cone 05 or 04 (can't recall) on white earthenware. It's the kind of mottled and glassy glaze on this piece.
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You can see more pictures of it here: http://www.etsy.com/...tion/111929100?
Posted 14 May 2013If you want to do this because you like the colors of the Mayco glazes and they are rated for cone 06-04 -- you should know that many of the Mayco low fire glazes work very well at mid range - to cone 6. I use their cone 06-04 glazes on cone 6 stoneware and porcelain all the time. If you are using "foundation" glazes by Mayco, look on the side of the bottle -- they usually say whether or not the glaze can go to cone 6, and with what differences. The info is also available online.
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Posted 7 May 2013Thanks Chris! Nice of you to say. I enjoy making them.