I’d imagine having ROOM to store bags of dry ingredients is important.
I’m sure having ROOM to store pails of mixed glaze is necessary.
Definitely having good recipes to start the Glaze journey is vital.
Here is a recipe posted by Lies van Huet on fAcE800k:
Lies van Huet (Author)
The recipe for ‘Kopermat’ glaze:
- Kopercarbonaat 90gram (CuCO3)
- Alkalifritte 10 gram
- Glazuurlijm 1 gram (Arabic gum or pehatine e.g. )
- Good luck!
Mr. Huet stated, “…But, after the (Raku) firing of 980 Celsius, I put them right away in a sawdust barrel and leave it for at least one hour. After that I take them out and wait until the right color appears, and fixate it by a plant sprayer with water. If there is not beautiful color to be seen I give a little help with a gas torch!”
Thank you Mr. Huet for permitting me to share.
Given my love for Wood Fired Pottery, learning all that entrails, combined with a soft request for urns… I stumbled on a potter online who uses this glaze on his cremation urn:
Reitz Blue (https://glazeitorium.blogspot.com/2011/06/reitz-blue.html)
- Custer Feldspar 45.0
- Whiting 20.0
- EPK 13.0
- Cornwall 22.0
- Rutile 2.0
- Red iron oxide 2.0Cobalt Carb 0.5
The color of the urn from his wood-fired kiln was striking!