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Re: glazes for elementary school

From: Judie (judiej50)
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 03:45:20 PDT

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    After many attempts at using colored glazes, I decided to go the route of
    using only underglazes, then a clear glaze over them. The recommended
    procedure is to paint the underglaze on the greenware, bisque fire, coat
    with two coats of a clear glaze and fire a second time. However in the
    interest of time, I have had students paint underglazes on to wet (yes, I
    said "wet") clay, (2 heave coats),
    let dry to the greenware stage, then paint two coats of clear glaze on and
    fire only one time. When firing, you must not turn kiln on high until
    ALLLL of the moisture is gone.

    Good luck.

    >I'd like to order some glazes for next year and I was wondering what the
    >most economical and efficient way would be. I'm not very familar with
    >glazes. Should I just get the underglaze and paint right on to the
    >greenware? buut how does the firing work? Would we have to put on a clear
    >glaze and fire again? This is elementary level and time is a factor. Can
    >someone give me a brefing on glazes? Thank you, Glazeless in S.C.
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