Crystal Ball -APRIL 2023
We will dive into exploring how and why crystalline glazes actually work, testing new and interesting glazes, and look into what we still can discover about these amazing glazes.
THRILLED TO HAVE YOU HERE - Introduction
Hangout Link and Information
Week 1 4.12.23 8pm EST
Week 1 4.13.23 10am EST
Week 2 4.26.23 8pm EST
Week 2 4.27.23 10am EST
Week 3 5.10.23 8pm EST
Week 3 5.11.23 10am EST
Week 4 5.24.23 8pm EST
Week 4 5.25.23 10am EST
Week 5 6.7.23 8pm EST
Week 5 6.8.23 10am EST
Week 6 6.21.23 8pm EST - **subject to change**
Week 6 6.22.23 10am EST - **subject to change**
TESTING GLAZES - Getting Testy
KEEPING CONTROL - Self Control
GLASS AND CRYSTALS - Pain in the Glass
SIDEBAR - Just a few random notes
BAD HABITS - The ruffling of the feathers begins...
LAB 1 - Explorotorium
Printing Excel to one page
WHAT ARE CRYSTALLINE GLAZES? - What are glazes, is the better question...
CHEMISTRY 101 - Better living through chemistry
ATOMS... - Never trust
SIDEBAR - Material Science
PERIODICALLY - I have this talk...
MOLES - Get out your calculator
MOLAR EXTRACTION - This will be slightly less painful than a trip to the dentist
MATERIAL BASICS - 'Cause we're living in a material world, and I am a materials...ceramicist
GEOLOGY - Rock Stars
SILICA - Very Sili
ALUMINA - Aluminia?
KAOLIN - Stacks on stacks
METALS AND EARTHS - The name of our heavy metal album
FELDSPARS -Rock and Roll
ALKALI METAL CARBONATES - Carbon copies
Frits - Puttin' on the
ALKALINE EARTHS - Down to Earth
FLUX - Aeon?
Lab 2 - Apply Yourself
FORMULAIC - This story is totally predictable
SEGER - Temperature is chemistry and chemistry is temperature
UNITY MOLECULAR FORMULA - Cones and The
STULL - The better way
STULL DETAILS - The chemistry is in the...
LIMITS - Sidebar
Adding Materials to the UMF Calculator
THE CRYSTALLIZATION ZONE - You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop…
FRIT FUNCTIONALITY - Perfect Frit
FRIT BACKGROUND - About Frit
CRYSTALLINE FRITS - Compare and Contrast
THE PHASE DIAGRAM - It is just a phase
WHY ARE CRYSTALS? - This is not a sentence
Lab 3 - Cartography
REVIEWING RECIPES - Crystal clear
ALUMINA LEVELS - "Clay in your glaze will kill the crystals" - Everyone
ZINC LEVELS - "This glaze isn't right, so I'm going to tweak the Zinc" - Everyone
TEMPERATURE - "I fire to cone X" - Everyone "No you don't"- CMW
3110 VS. 644 - Am I Boron-ing you?
MAPPING - Star Maps
MAPPING 1270°C - Map Quest
MAPPING 1250°C - Map Quest 2 - The Questining
MAPPING 1260°C WITH COPPER - Map Quest 3-Return of the Crystals
1.5 AND 2.0 SILICA AND TEMPERATURE - Compare and contrast
1.5 SI - VARIABLE AL & TEMPERATURE
2.0 SI - VARIABLE AL & TEMPERATURE - The same, but different
SIDEBAR - Calcined kaolin did what?
TEMPERATURE ARRANGEMENT - The same, but different, different
TEMPERATURE ARRANGEMENT - The same, but different, different, different
Lab 4-Exchange Rate
SILICA AND FLAX RATIOS - Fiat Flux
ALKALI METAL FLUXES - Don't matter
TOTAL FLUX RATIOS - Various Si and Al
AM FLUXES AND ETCHING - Sketchy Situation
ION EXCHANGE - We return to our party, already in progress
ETCHING MAPPING - Cartography
ETCHING AM VS. AE - Totally Etchy
ALKALINE EARTHS AND CRYSTALLIZATION
1246 °C v. 1266 °C - Running hot and cold
ZINC - CALCIUM TRANSITION - 2.0 Silica
ZINC - CALCIUM TRANSITION - 1.5 vs. 2.0 Silica
SILICA AND FLUX RATIOS - Repeat from last week
OTHER ALKALINE EARTH FLUXES - The other white flux
TITANIUM AND PHASE SEPARATION - TiDi
TITANIUM AND CRYSTALLIZATION - Crystal Math
TITANIUM AND ZINC - Of course, crystalline glazes have to be different...
PUSH IT - Push it real good
MATTE CRYSTALLINE - I've heard all the Matt(e) jokes before...
MAPPING MATTE - Matting Map?
MATTE LEVELS - Spirit level
COLORANTS - Color run
COLORANT COMBINATIONS - Thanks to Marie Wright
STAINS AND SLIPS - Sub-terficial
THE EFFECT OF COPPER - Flux reactions
REDUCTION - Reductionist
CHROME - MOLYBDENUM - TUNGSTEN - The most uninformative segment of the entire class
Lab 5 - Flying Colors
HOW TO LOWER TEMPERATURE - How low can you go?
LITHIUM CARBONATE - What Lithium Carb is and what it isn't
BORON - The get down
BORON AND DURABILITY - Boron FTW
BORON LEVELS - Boron Again
CONE 6 FLUX RATIO - The fightin' 6th!
CONE 6 CRYSTALLINE MAPPING - 0.22:0.78 (0.55 ZnO:0.23 CaO) - 0.12 Boron
ANTI-BORON - Remember how I've said not to use pure Alumina?
BRISTOL GLAZES - I Bristol at your suggestion...
BALANCING BRISTOL GLAZES - Balance to the force...
LEAH LEITSON CHUN - Breaking Good
BRISTOL IN CRYSTALLINE GLAZES - Bristol Crystal
BRISTOL & TOTAL FLUX RATIOS - Things get weird
ETCH-A-TEST - That etch you want to scratch
APPLICATION - Apply yourself
GRAM WEIGHT IN ACTION - TC Staton in action
BISQUE - Biscuit
CLAY BODIES - The cornerstone of glaze application
WATER AND VISCOSITY - Water, water everywhere
NON-RUNNING CRYSTALLINE - Not gonna R-U-N-N-O-F-T
CRYSTALLINE EFFECTS - Wreckx-n-Effect
NON-ZINC CRYSTALS - Everything but the kitchen Zinc
EXPERIMENTS TO TRY - Blast off!
IN CONCLUSION - In conclusion
CMW End of Class Survey
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