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Glaze Mixing Experiment with Specific Gravity


Hey guys, welcome!


Today we are showing how you can experiment with specific gravity.


I have on three sets of mugs, my base, my normal Matt white base glaze. So I have it at 1.56, 1.46 and 1.36 specific gravity. On top of that, we're going to cover it with this cover glaze right here at a high, medium, and low specific gravity.


So we're going to get nine glaze combinations out of this thing and let's see What happens. Let's do it. Hey guys. Good morning. We've had a few days since we did that glaze test, we got the stuff out of the kiln and I wanted to show you the results. So again, we have three different groups and I did one bonus that I I'll tell you about in just a second,

but we have a base glaze of a 1.56, 1.46 and 1.36.

And this is again, this is my main matte white glaze. I get it from Armadillo clay. They call it five oh three on the website, and if you want to get it. So those three, and then on top of each of those three, I have a high, medium, and low a specific gravity for my cover glaze.


And let me show you the results before I show you the results. Let me show you what's going on with my coding system at the bottom of this mug. Now you'll see on the bottom of these mugs, I have two sets of dots. I have the set of dots by the handle, which corresponds with the thickness or the specific gravity of the base glaze, the white matte. And then on the opposite side of cross from the handle, I have one, two or three dots, which basically just says, how thick is the cover glaze? Is it a low, medium, or high density, a high specific gravity cover glaze.


So before I forget, before we go into the results, I have one more over here that was kind of adjacent to this group of three. And that was a double dip for the cover glaze. So I'll show that in the results too. So let's get into the results. All right. We have nine glaze combinations. Plus the, the bonus double-dip here. Let me know in the comments below which one's your favorite ask, any questions you got and if you want a visual reminder of this process or this experiment we did, you can check the description below. There's a link where you can download a free PDF. That's a visual reference for these things.


All right, that's all I got. Thanks for watching and keep learning.


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