FAQ

Can I add my glaze recipe to your site?

Yes, If you are interested please send an email to mail@mightymud.com that includes your name, contact info, glaze recipe, and picture(s) of your fired glaze and we will test, review and possibly add to our recipes.

Where do I look for glaze recipes?

You can visit these 2 websites: Glazy and Ceramic Recipes. We also highly recommend John Britt’s books “The Complete Guide to Mastering Cone 6 Glazes” and “The Complete Guide to Mastering High Fire Glazes”.

How do I mix the glaze?

Step by step instructions:

  1. Wear a respirator and gloves, and work in a well-ventilated area. Avoid breathing the dust of any dry glaze.

 

  1. Add dry material to water. The amount of water will vary depending on the material and the desired thickness of glaze. You may mix chemicals together first and then add water to desired consistency if you prefer.

 

  1. Blend. Paint or drywall bit for a drill, plunge or kitchen mixer for small batches

 

  1. Put liquid mix through a 60 or 80 mesh screen. Work the glaze through with a brush or your fingers. There is no need to push mixture through; too much pressure will wear out the screen.

 

  1. Sieve again using the same screen, or one with a smaller mesh.

 

Since glaze materials are not soluble in water, all glazes have a tendency to settle. Every glaze must contain either ingredients or additives to reduce this problem.

 

For glazes that contain at least 15% clay (such as kaolin or ball clay) the addition of about 2% bentonite is usually sufficient. Be sure you mix the bentonite into the other dry ingredients before you add the glaze batch to water. Some potters use a product called Veegum Cer, added to the water.

 

For glazes with lower proportions of clay, other techniques are necessary. Potters can add 1 – 2% Epsom salts as a flocculant; others use products such as Flocs (in much smaller amounts); still others use muriatic acid (with care, of course).

Each potter must solve the problem of glaze settling in a way that is effective for each particular glaze. Failure to do so will result in a cement-like precipitate at the bottom of the glaze bucket.

Where can I purchase a screen for sieving glazes:?

We recommend the following companies: High Water Clays, Laguna Clay, Bailey Pottery and many other ceramic retailers. For large batches we recommend the Tallisman.

How much glaze will my order make?

1000grams approx ½ gallon wet

5000grams approx 2.5 gallons wet

10,000 grams approx 5 gallons wet

Can I just use part of the glaze at a time?

No, the glaze you will be receiving will not be dry mixed, it is just component parts in a bag. You will need to mix the glaze and sieve it. Check these links for mixing instructions: Here

And: Here

How will my glaze be delivered?

Your glaze will delivered in flat rate shipping boxes from USPS. Inside will be the bagged up materials from the mix you’ve ordered.

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