I teach elementary and my fifth graders are doing some cool mugs. I
want to make them safe to drink from and am wondering if mixing my own
glaze is going to save me money. I've seen the "dry glazes" and have a
mixing attatchment for my drill. Does anyones else use the dry glazes
or buy glaze in bulk?
I have been seeing quite a few messages about using dry glazes and no one has mentioned the safety issue enough. You must have a good mask for filtration- the white throw-aways are not sufficient. I keep the dry materials in buckets with lids. I wouldn't mix glaze around my younger students and certainly not without everyone having a mask. You have to mess with recipes, test pieces, etc. I started to do this last year and soon realized the time it took- time I didn't have. I really like Spectrum Glazes They have some nice glazes called Low Stone Glazes that don't typically have that " high school ceramic look"
A gallon of clear is $24.
They are located at 40 Hanlan Rd., Unit 33,
Woodbridge, Ont. L4L 3P6
They have distributors in several states that carry their stock. In Missouri it's www.kreugerpottery.com and
L&R Specialties www.claydogs.com
Hope it helps
....not lurking now Judy