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Floating Red Glaze Recipe cone 6 ceramic glaze recipe
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Floating Red Glaze Recipe
Added By: GARMIN
10/3/2008 12:38:39 PM
Picture shows results over Oribe Green. Redish variegated glaze. The red version of floating blue. Brown coke color where thin. Runs of interesting red where thicker.
Cone: 6
This glaze is lead free.
This glaze is barium free.

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Glaze Name:Floating Red Glaze Recipe
Description:Picture shows results over Oribe Green. Redish variegated glaze. The red version of floating blue. Brown coke color where thin. Runs of interesting red where thicker.
Special Instructions:
Main Ingredients:
Gerstley Borate:55.00 Grams
Talc:15.00 Grams
Silica:30.00 Grams
Total:100.00 Grams
Red Iron Oxide:22.00 %

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Comment By: JENID48
8/29/2012 2:21:51 PM

test results?

What were the test results of the reformulated glaze?
6/2/2012 3:05:53 PM


This formula hasn't got NEARLY enough silica in it and with that much RIO it will definitely not pass an acid test for food safety.
I reformulated it as follows to increase both the silica and the alumina.
Gerstley Borate 55%
Spodumene 12%
Flint(aka silica) 22%
Ball Clay OM4 15%
The unity results for this formula:
Alumina = 0.263
Silica = 2.637
Both of the above values fall well within recommended unity limits for a cone 6 ox glaze.
I plan to test this and I will post it when I have completed the tests.
2/11/2012 1:40:28 PM

Runny - not much clay

There is a defininte lack of any clay component in this recipe, which is probably why it performs better (doesn't run all over the shelves) when applied over another glaze that has some kind of clay component in it.
Comment By: Herseyjl
3/11/2011 2:51:27 PM

beware! unpredictable

First of all, I really love this glaze and how it turns out on my pottery. It seems like it runs like crazy though, and it has been the cause of many spots on my kiln shelves... I can't figure it out, it seems like sometimes I will apply it very thin with the bottom of the vessel cleaned higher than I usually would and it will have one little spot on the side that runs. it is a very interresting glaze, and the unpredictable nature gives it a cool effect every time I use it, but I have resolved to still use it only on the insides!
Comment By: tilestudio
1/21/2010 1:50:03 PM


I was having trouble with this glaze. I find that it is more reliably red when applied over Floating Blue or similar glazes. I'm not sure why.

Floating Red Glaze Recipe is a Mid-Range Ceramic Glaze Recipe.

What is a Mid-Range Cone 6 Glaze?
A mid-range glaze is usually fired in a range from Cone 4 to Cone 7 (2124 degrees Fahrenheit to 2262 degrees Fahrenheit). A Cone 6 glaze is a mid-range glaze that should be fired to Cone 6. Mid-range glaze are normally created to be fired in an electric kiln. Mid-range glazes often mimic effects achieved in high-fire gas kilns. Although Cone 6 glazes are fired at temperatures lower than high-fire glazes, the melting points are still considered to be high. As a result, the glazes are much more durable than low-fire glazes. Often, high-fire glazes can be adjusted to have their melting points lowered to mid-range temperatures. As energy costs rise, mid-range Cone 6 glazes become more popular. It is very expensive to push a kiln from Cone 6 to Cone 10. So, if the desired effects can be achieved at Cone 6, costs can be cut for the potter.

Floating Red Glaze Recipe is a cone 6 glaze. What is cone 6?

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