LGR01 White Matte Raku Dry
Dry Raku Glaze Mixing Instructions
After the second 24 hour settling period, mix the glaze thoroughly to a consistency a little thicker than your final use consistency. To achieve this desired consistency, you may need to add a small amount of water but always stir the mix thoroughly prior to adding any water (see "thixotropy" below).
Strain the mix through a 30 to 40 mesh sieve into another bucket, then strain again back into the original bucket. You should be able to feel the glaze thin out as you mix it because of the thixotropic characteristics of the gerstley borate included in most Raku glazes. Thixotropy is "the property exhibited by certain gels of becoming liquid when stirred or shaken" (Webster). This makes it important to always stir Raku glazes thoroughly before considering thinning with water. It is not unusual for a Raku glaze to become slightly lumpy even after being strained and mixed. Some ceramists prefer that their Raku glazes be thicker than other types of glazes. We recommend running several tests to determine your individual consistency preference.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Silica, crystalline (airborne particles of respirable size), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.