Can anyone help a glazing (pottery, not cinnamon buns) newbie find or formulate a glaze recipe that will match our existing dishes?
TL;DR at the bottom. Details, context, and additional tip requests in between.
So the missus and I have been taking some pottery classes over the summer and I'm looking forward to sticking with it for a while. I'm getting decent on the wheel and glazing isn't as much of a mystery as it once was. Anyway...
A cool mini-project that I'd like to tackle would involves crafting a replacement lid for the Harkerware china set we inherited from MrsEld's grandmother since ours is currently broken/repaired.
I haven't actually made any lids yet but I figure the tactile/technique aspect of throwing it will come with time and/or instruction from the teacher.
I have full access to a art center that keeps about 16-20 five gallon buckets of various glaze formulas ready to go at any given moment but they also have bins and bins and bins and tubs and jars of powders/underglazes/etc that are also available. For what it's worth none of their pre-prepared glaze mixes, that I've used or seen others use at least, seem to be as vibrant as this harkerware yellow glaze is so I wonder if it's something different altogether. I'm assuming the staff could help me with setting up/mixing whatever I'd need if I asked nicely enough, they seem super helpful...
I'm unsure as to what temp their kilns fire at but I can ask, and perhaps even request a special temp/cone for certain things outside their normal bisque and glaze fire temps/runs.
My clay type is probably limited to what they have on hand (6 options or so, one being recycled), but I can talk to the staff there and do test runs to see what works best for my needs.
I'm sure the staff could help me but if anyone happens to 'know' or have experience regarding this kind of thing I'd like to go in with info to help them help me, if you know what I mean.
Can you help me with the recipie to match the glaze pictured on this creamer
so that I can craft a replacement for the lid of this sugar caddy