If you were starting from scratch and needed to buy raw materials and chemicals for low fire glaze mixing, what would you need?
But wait, let me back up...
It started in January. My annual studio clean up. But this year, I did a seriously over-due, deep cleaning. Top to bottom - reorganized, threw away junk, recycled, sold unused equipment/supplies, and built a new glazing area. The new glazing area brings me to today's edition of Low Fire Friday.
And here's my before and after...
It's a dream! Compulsively organized, just like I like it. All that cleaning up, throwing, away, and organizing all those chemicals got me thinking, which raw materials do I use most often? And what would qualify as "must-haves" so that I could mix all my favorite glazes.
Without further ado, here's the grocery list I came up with
The materials I listed above are definitely enough to get you started with a few low fire glazes. But if you're looking for more, I like to have the materials listed below readily available so that when I come across an irresistible glaze recipe, I have what I need to do the testing. The 50lbs of Red Art and XX Sagger are for terra sigillata. I buy most of my raw materials from Highwater Clays
, so the prices quoted are from their website.
Some other materials I have on hand are:
What about you? What raw materials do you use the most? What did I overlook?
Thanks for checking in and happy glazing!