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Lesson Plans


Glazes

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One of the Colmans (colmans1)
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 07:42:56 -0500


Here's a new thread for secondary ceramics teachers. This is my first year
teaching Ceramics to high school students. I'm having a great time with the
construction aspects of the medium, but when it comes to glazing, I need
help! We use low fire earthenware ( Amaco M-25) and all my glazes are Amaco
low fire gloss glazes and underglazes. The underglazes are okay in that we
can mix them and create painterly effects with them , but for the most part
the gloss glazes are boring and bright and very elementary in feeling. I
would like to take the glazing experience to another plateau. Does any one
have suggestions of where to go? My kiln will fire to Cone 5 as well.
Should I be looking at stoneware and higher fire glazes? I have not mixed
any glazes. If I attempt this, what are some good basic formulas to start
with? As you can see, this is a whole new area for me and I would greatly
appreciate your help! Marian