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Low Fire Friday - Roses are Red

Meagan Chaney Gumpert - Friday, February 01, 2013
 In honor of Valentines Day, I'm featuring my favorite RED glaze. After years of searching and chasing the "perfect red", I stumbled across Spectrum's Fire Engine Red and found the answer I was looking for.

Often I'll use it over slip trailing. (left photo.) But I've also discovered interesting effects when it is layered over this Bleeding Cake Glaze. It becomes this wonderful glossy and crunchy surface that I love. (right photo.)

That's it for now. Happy Glazing.

Layla commented on 07-Feb-2014 07:43 PM
I've been looking for a mottled red glaze for one of my sculptures for a while, and the layering over Bleeding Cake seems perfect. I fire at cone 6 though, and I was wondering... do you know if the effect will be the same or similar?

Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 24-Feb-2014 03:30 PM
Hi Layla,

I'm not sure. First, I would test the Bleeding Cake glaze at cone 6 to see how it fires. I typically fire it to cone 04.

If that works, the I would look for a cone 6 commercial glaze to layer on top before the first glaze firing.

As an alternative, I'm finding that I can achieve a similar crusty-looking glaze by just adding sand to a glaze I am already familiar with. The sand I use is the hobby sand from the craft stores like Michaels.

Good luck!

PS - sorry for my delayed reply! Your comment got buried in the long list of spam comments I receive. So glad I caught it. If you have other questions, you can always email me too.
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