Zinc Silicate Crystalline Glaze Pottery
Braden Gabriel Biography
I don't post very often on the forum but I am there
everyday. Really enjoy it. It was your website that got me inspired to try
crystal glazing. Am now on my second year with well over 200 crystal firings and
working through the many challenges that come with the territory.
All the best with your reduction workshop, wish it wasn't so far away.
Copper Sand 08-06
8 parts Gerstley Borate
2 parts bone ash
Ĺ part copper carbonate
ľ part cobalt oxide
White Crackle Recipe
80% Gerstley Borate
20% nephaline syenite
.5 % zircopax
Piepenburg Red Bronze
50% Gerstley Borate
45% frit 3134
3% tin oxide
2% black copper oxide
Copper red Raku cone 06 with heavy reduction for best results.
Light reduction for turquoise crackle.
80% Gertsley Borate
20% Cornwall stone
.2 - .5 % copper carbonate
4 parts Gerstley Borate
3 parts Bone ash
2 parts nepheline syenite
1 part copper carbonate
I'm looking forward to the pictures.On the raku glaze I'd be interested. They are doing raku at the studio where I take a class now. It would be great to try. Got any old pictures of your raku?
We just installed new heavy duty 13 gauge elements in our new LL. Had trouble with thermocouples, but now up and running again. We just finished our last crystal glaze firing for a Christmas show. We are in the process of getting a new camera and will send pictures then. I have what I consider to be some of the finest Raku glaze recipes if you know anyone that can use them Iíll be happy to share.
All the best Braden
From: mgabriel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 5:03 PM
To: 'Phil Hamling'
Subject: hello from B.C.
I have been using your base glaze with titanium which produces beautiful crystals. I have been looking for a clear base glaze without titanium or rutile that produces beautiful crystals without much success. The results of your 40th firing of the two plates look wonderful! Would you be willing to share the recipe?
All the best Braden (Pender Island, Canada)
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