Glaze Course - Lesson Summaries
Glaze software - Matrix - Formula to Recipe (Part 5 )
Lesson Number 19
Designing Glazes from Unity Formula

In lesson 9 you tried designing a glaze of your own with the assistance of a set of limit formula to guide you in what might be the appropriate level of flux oxides and of Al2O3 and SiO2 in the unity formula.

In that unit you worked from the recipe perspective in the Recipe to Formula environment choosing materials then manipulating their quantities in the recipe until you had a satisfactory unity formula.

In this lesson we will attempt the same exercise but on this occasion we will design the glaze from the formula point of view using the formula management window. From a unity formula perspective a glaze can be designed in very specific terms with attention being paid to the qualities which individual oxides bring to a glaze.

We will again use limit formulae as our guidline for the chosen temperature.

Before commencing this project it would be a good idea to look again at the concepts introduced in lesson 9.

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