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Re: flaking glazes


Date: Sat Mar 06 2004 - 23:11:57 PST

One more thing about glaze flaws:
"crawling" is when the glaze rolls back off the clay and exposes bare
clay, but doesn't fall off. Crawling happens when glaze is too thick.

Crazing is a network of cracks in the glaze due to the glaze shrinkng
more than the clay body during cooling. It is like a shirt that is too

Flaking off or "shivering" is a glaze fit or adhesion problem in the
extreme. The glaze shrinks so much that it can't stay attached and is
not adhered to the clay anymore.

Linda Woods

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