From Phillip Schmidt
I formulated this glaze by studying quite a few American potters’ shino recipes. I began by testing many recipes and noting both likes and dislikes of each glaze test. Noticing patterns, it became obvious to me that I really enjoyed a shino that included the ingredient Spodumene. BINGO! I also enjoy simple recipes with few ingredients the most, so the recipe came quite easily after the testing. Enjoy!
This is a cone 10 glaze that likes a hot firing.
What I love about it: it fires from creamy white to dark orange, thick to thin; it pinholes beautifully where you trim; it has a wonderful feel; it doesn’t crawl.
What I am unsatisfied with: It crazes a bit too much; it is too shiny; it doesn’t crawl :).
(Recipe calls for 0-2% Soda Ash)
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