Glaze Recipe Sample Tile Test Tile Mother of Pearl Cone 6 Mid-Range
Mother of Pearl cone 6 ceramic glaze recipe
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Mother of Pearl
Added By: tilestudio
1/5/2008 8:11:32 PM
An opalescent semi-opaque glossy glaze. Looks like mother of pearl. Color varies- can be ivory, blue speckled, or slightly pink-purple. Cool slowly for best effect.
Cone: 6
This glaze is lead free.
This glaze is barium free.

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Comment By: CHARNA
1/2/2014 12:01:35 PM

mother of pearl

Comment By: CHARNA
1/2/2014 11:56:42 AM

mother of pearl

Comment By: KATIEWIN
6/6/2012 5:39:32 PM

Food safe?

Is it food safe?
Comment By: tilestudio
3/1/2012 9:22:50 PM

It's a stable glaze. I would use it on dishes though it has never been tested for food safety.
Comment By: CHARNA
2/28/2012 10:02:17 AM

food grade?

Can this glaze be used for utilitarian objects?
12/21/2011 11:50:38 AM

Beautiful Layered

I bought one pound of this glaze over a year ago. Put it on test tiles (white and brown clay) and it was just OK. Nothing to get too excited about and I didn't think it really looked like Mother of Pearl. However, I've started layering it and I just love the effects. Layered it's a really beautiful glaze. One of my favorite things to do is to brush on a coat or two over whatever base glaze I'm using.... usually on an area that slopes. Then I brush on a coat of the Cone 6 Rutile Blue listed on GlazeMixer.
Comment By: tilestudio
3/4/2011 8:19:24 AM


Sorry, I cannot share the recipe for this glaze. It's not really mine to share. It was developed over a long period of fine-tuning by my business partner. He does not want to share the recipe, and I respect that. We have made the glaze available for purchase through Glazemixer so that other people can enjoy it... Happy glazing!
Comment By: BCHOOK
3/4/2011 6:40:37 AM

recipe for Mother of Pearl

This looks like a stunning glaze, I have looked all over for a recipe and cannot find one, not even in V.C’s book. Would you be open to sharing this? I am in my last semester at college and probably won’t have access to a glaze lab for a fairly long time.
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5/28/2010 1:10:08 PM

Request for Reciepe addendum

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5/28/2010 12:43:46 PM

Request for Reciepe

hi I love your glaze. I am just learning to glaze though I have been potting a bit for 10 years. I have just take a class (from local potter Pam Nowell in Wilton NH) to mix glazes.I do intend to purchase and use your glaze. However my focus right now is to 'learn how' It will be a long time before I can figure out your glaze on my own years if ever! Is it possible to obtain the reciepe with purchase? PS This will happen in the Winter months when I am active in my pottery.//////////////////////////I wonder if the person mentioning the suspension of the glaze sieved it 3 x?You see I am unwilling to give up on your glaze!!! It is beautifull./////////Is it food safe?
5/26/2010 7:30:05 PM

Food/Liquid Safe?

Is this glaze food/liquid safe?
5/9/2010 7:30:43 PM

Unhappy with this glaze

Didn't look like anything on white clay. Tried thick and thin and dipped. Also, would not stay in suspension after mixing for even a few seconds. Basically, looks like ever so slightly tinted clear glaze.

Mother of Pearl 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.

Mother of Pearl is a cone 6 glaze. What is cone 6?

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