The Best Glazes for Terracotta — Spinning Pots

Things to consider before choosing the right glaze for your terracotta pot:

Glazing that you can use for your terracotta pottery:

1. Lead-Free Earthenware Glazes:

  • 34g of sodium silicate
  • 10lbs of OM4 ball clay
  • 5 gallons of water

2. Fritted Lead Contained Earthenware Glazes:

  • Quartz- 26.10g
  • Kaolin- 4.00g
  • Whiting- 10.30g
  • Red lead- 17.80g
  • Boric acid- 16.40g
  • Soda ash- 3.00g
  • Potash feldspar- 22.40g

3. Stoneware and Mid-Fire Glazing:

  • Recipe for pale violate blue glaze:
  • Whiting- 21%
  • Potash feldspar- 27 %
  • Quartz- 32%
  • China clay- 20 %
  • Neodymium oxide- 5%

Types of glazing based on surface texture:

  • Soda frit (Ferro 3110)- 20%
  • Soda feldspar (NC -4)- 18%
  • Zirconium opacifier- 24%
  • Dolomite- 14%
  • EPK- 10%
  • Spodumene- 14%
  • Frit- 39.2g
  • Silica, quartz, flint- 13.4g
  • Custer feldspar- 23.5g
  • EPK, EP Kaolin, Edgar plastic- 23.5g
  • Cobalt carbonate- 2g (approx.)
  • Rutile- 4g (approx.)
  • Feldspar- 62g
  • Silica, quartz, flint- 9g
  • Manganese dioxide- 19g
  • Whiting, calcium carbonate- 2g
  • EPK, EP kaolin, Edgar plastic- 5g
  • Bentonite- 2g
  • Talc, magnesium silicate- 2g
  • Manganese dioxide- 36.5g
  • Ball clay- 4g
  • Flint- 4g
  • Black copper oxide- 4g
  • Redart clay- 49g
  • Cobalt oxide- 2.5g

Apply under glazing and transparent glaze to your terracotta pot:

Conclusion:

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Cat fanatic and Arts and Craft Lover. With Pottery being my favorite hobby. And a dangerous combo when you add in a couple of chaotic cats. :)

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