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Lesson Plans


Clay tile/white glaze?

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Lisa R. Harman (lharman)
Sun, 01 Nov 1998 16:45:12 +0000


Hello. An art teacher friend of mine purchased a clay tile while in
Italy. There is a fine raised line design of a landscape on it. It seems
that the design is made from colored glass and is on top of a white
glaze. On the back it has: Isle of Capri - Luciano, Italy. Crealvoni.
She would like to try to replicate this process but she can't find a
white glaze that will fire at a low enough temperature. When she fires
the tile high enough to melt the glass, the white glaze burns off. It
seems like the white glaze would have to fire at about 1500 degrees or
less. Someone suggested mixing Ferro Frit with ball clay but she said
she tried that and it didn't work. Is anyone familiar with this process
or does anyone know of a low fire white glaze? Thanks!
Lisa from Pa

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