Taking Inspiration from the soft sheened green glazes from the Song dynasty.
True Chinese celadons were done in a reduction atmosphere which gave them a beautiful depth with that soft satin look. Our opaque green celadon matches the colour and softness, but with very small iron coloured freckle giving character. This colour would look fantastic on high firing red/orange bodies to give it that authentic look.
1222°C to 1280°C (Cone 6 to Cone 9). The sample shows one and two coats on Vitraclay, White Throwing Clay, fired to 1240°C.
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Find out more on food safety with clays and glazes here.
Vitraglaze is lead free and non-toxic. Good housekeeping is essential in any pottery studio to minimise inhalation of silica dust. Always clean up with a damp sponge and if any dust is airborne, such as when mixing powder glazes, wear an FFP3 mask.
Preparing Powder Glaze:
Always wear a mask when mixing powdered glaze. Glaze should be added to water according to the instructions. Mix glaze for at least 10 minutes, sieve the liquid glaze using an 80 mesh screen, working all the material through the sieve using a stiff brush.
The glaze mix should have a creamy viscosity, remember it’s easier to thin a glaze so begin with a thicker mix than you expect.
See under ‘product attachment’ for how to mix a dipping glaze.
and our ‘really useful dipping guide’
Applying Brush on Glaze:
Remove glaze from the pot, stir and agitate the glaze in a larger container, make sure all the material is mixed thoroughly. Whilst keeping the glaze moving, dip your brush and hold it sideways to keep the material evenly distributed. Apply using confident dabs, move the liquid around and work quickly and smoothly. 2 to 3 applications could be needed so allow to dry between coverings.