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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Coyote Glazes Tests

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I ordered 24 test bottles of Coyote glazes. Well, a very nice man, by the name of Simon was doing a Google search to find users of Coyote glazes and found me. He was kind enough to send me his photos of his test tiles and said I could publish them on this blog. Below are his words about the photos above.
PS. I have not gotten my glazed pieces back from the kiln yet, but will publish them as soon as I do:>)

As Simon says:
Pat, Enjoy your website!
Like you, I ordered a sample pack of the new Coyote glazes. I just got the pack of 12 new Shino glazes and a pint each of Gunmetal green and Croc Blue. I tried layering each in various combinations on a white porcelain slip cast form (quick to turn out and I'm not emotionally attached to them if the glaze is a failure) and on cut slices of the buff clay I use for throwing.
The glazes and combinations are given below. One or two were quite interesting; the Croc blue seems to give that mocha crystaline flowers effect when overlaid on (only) the Leopard shino.
Front rows: Cone 6 white porcelain slip cast vases.
Back rows: Aardvark buff cone 6 clay test forms.
Bisque fired to cone 04
Single dip glazed (3 second immersion) down to foot in first Coyote cone 6 glaze. Rims/necks of vases then dipped in a Coyote second glaze.
Glaze firing: cone 6 oxidation in electric kiln.
Main body Second glaze Comments
1. Smokey shino Gun-metal green
2. Sunrise shino Gun-metal green
3. Sandstone Shino Croc Blue
4. Mocha Shino Croc Blue
5. Cedar Shino Gun-metal green
6. Goldenrod Shino Gun-metal green Croc blue would probably been better
7. Pistachio Shino Gun-metal green
8. Steel-grey Shino Croc Blue
9. Plum Shino Gun-metal green
10. Leopard Shino Croc Blue Interesting mocha effect… croc blue acidic?
11. Peachy Shino Gun-metal green
12. Butterscotch Shino Croc Blue
13. Gun-metal green Croc Blue The green glaze crazed;bad fit to clay body
14. Croc Blue Gun-metal green
15 Goldenrod Shino Cedar Shino
16 Leopard Shino Cedar Shino


Meredifay said...

Great display - thank you for posting this - it helps me decide which Coyote glazes I want to try out first!


MAKUstudio said...

Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Hi Pat, I love this display of the cone 6 glazes! Thank you for sharing with everyone!! I need to try some!

Carol Broadley

la paloma Texas pottery said...

This post is still helping people like me.

Booth Watson said...

Still helpful to me too! I just ordered a few coyote glazes and am anxious to try them.

PotterGirl said...

Stilllllllll helping! Thanks a ton!

Unknown said...

This is awesome. Thanks. I really like the idea of using simple pots as test over tiles.