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Third Friday Glazing: Green with a touch of Blue Glazes

Written By Marsha Neal Studio

Welcome to the June 2011 Third Friday Cone 6 Glazing Post.
This month's tests were using a selection of Coyote glazes in the green family (this is a continuation of tests I'm running from ordering Coyote's huge sample pack of all their glazes).

If you want to see all my recent Cone 6 Glaze test posts to catch up, click HERE then go click back until you get to the beginning.

There were a couple of blue/green colors added to the big test tile when I first started a bunch of these tests, so they are included here as well.
Glaze Notebook and Test Tiles.
The smaller three test tiles are the individual glazes, brushed on.
My glazing process for the large tile was a light coat of # 74 over the entire tile.
Then from top left corner - across to the right as well as top to bottom:
Glaze #15, 44, 47, 61, 85, 35, 36, 33.
Why add #74? I am interested to see if it lightens up the glaze like adding a white paint will lighten up a color. Something to make it different than what comes directly out of the bottle.
If you want the names and order info you can go to Bailey Pottery Supply (one of my favorites here in the North East US) and Coyote's main site.

After looking at the large test tile, I picked out a few combinations that I thought would be interesting:
So I labeled the back of the pendants with the numbers 1-6, then glazed them according to my notes of which glazes I should combine.

Top Row, L to R: 1, 2, 3. Bottom Row, L to R: 4, 5, 6.


If I really like any of these and maybe want to add a new color to my color chart, I would mix it up with measured proportions (take notes), then test again.

The problem with mixing wet glazes like this is that you have water already added to the glaze, and particles suspend differently in water, so the mixture may not be consistent every time you have to re-mix  it. 

So I would probably mix and test a few times, see if I like glazing with it, what beads I've got to go with it - or how does it look alone - then make the glaze either limited because it is a custom mix, or maybe it is quite reliable and can be added for long term use.
Glass beads, crystals, artist beads (Pinocean, Nikki Thornburg, Kelley's Bead Shop)
Just like any kind of beads (or shoes, or bags, etc)…
You can never have enough colors and tones to play with!
So keep on glaze experimenting and see what you come up with...

Let me know if you have any questions or comments...

2 comments:

  1. Those greens are lovely Marsha. I have been doing some tests with the matte glazes. Will link in later in the month. Thanks for sharing your great testing techniques with us. So many of us have been so ispired that we are trying out new colors too and esp. Coyote glazes!!

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  2. Love those blues! Thanks so much for taking the time to share all this great information with us!

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