Bringing old glazes back to life

This week has been interesting.  I had some old dried up commercial glazes in amongst an ebay purchase a few years back and thought I would see what I could do with them.  I added water to the dried glazes and sieved and sieved and sieved.

resurrecting dried up glazes


Gold crackle didnt crackle but was a stunner – needs to be on thick though. Richardson Blue came out purple and very dry I think it needs to go to 1090 – dont think it melted properly. Blue Jade in front I watered down too much – it was the first one I tried. In the middle is a silver rim and although you cant see it really in the photo the sides were silver and they came out great. So yes if you are careful and don’t add to much water, apply properly and play with the temperature old glazes that have dried up can be resurrected.

I also finished a poppy creation and it will be flying off to its new home in London very shortly.


I spent a glorious morning with some great people  Thursday Morning. A big Thank You to Jacqueline King , the talented Northern Rivers Glass Artist, who hosted a wonderful morning for the One Billion Rising – Stop Violence Against Women – event. A Bouquet and Banksia Vase just for Jacqueline as a symbol that Banksia’s like human beings not only survive but can grow in difficult climates.

banksia bouquet

A quick reminder to extend your hand (mould) of friendship to Wellington Potters Supplies New Zealand who are building a Potters Wall of Fame.


and now after an interesting week I think I will sit down with a coffee and SAO biccy and see what everyone else is doing over at Mud Colony

Happy clay days eveyrone

Debby xxx





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2 Responses to Bringing old glazes back to life

  1. Anna says:

    nice to know dried out glazes can be resurrected. Tell us more about the poppy creation?

  2. Thanks Anna Poppies was created for a friend in England who has a historical and asthetic attachment to them. Poppies are made from pg1 clay with red glaze and the base is also PG1 clay with a black slip. Deb

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