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Cone 6 Tranlucent Matte Base
A dolomite matte for cone 6. Like a cone 10R dolomite matte, the surface of this is very silky and it resists cutlery marking well (in our firing at cone 6). This is not a white matte, it is translucent, it has no opacifier. If you want white, add Zircopax (start with 5%). Keep the zircon at a minimum (it contributes to cutlery marking).
However, almost certainly, the degree of matteness will not be quite right for you. If this is too matte (most likely), blend in some of either of the clear glossies below (click the link below to see a picture of an example). This is an excellent color base and works particularly well with inclusion stains. However, each different color you create using this base will also likely require fine tuning of the degree of matteness. It is already quite matte so you will not likely want any more (since this could make it stoney and non-functional). We intend that you blend in some of either of the glossy recipes on this page to tune the degree of matteness (click the link below to see its recipe and a picture of a line blend with a glossy).
This likely does not have the degree of matteness you want, click the adjoining link to see how to blend some glossy clear.
This recipe also has very good suspension and application properties. We find a specific gravity of about 1.4 to be good. Glaze samples shown here are porcelain. For more detailed information (e.g. the recipe, mixing your own, more pictures) click here to see the recipe itself at the Digitalfire Reference Library.