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COYOTE DRY GLAZE MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Quick facts:

10 Lbs. of dry glaze needs approximately one gallon of water (every glaze is different, check the label) and will yield about a gallon and a half of glaze.

25 Lbs. of dry glaze needs approximately two and a half gallons of water and will yield between three and four gallons of glaze.

 

Quick mixing instructions:

Wear an appropriate respirator and gloves, and use adequate ventilation when mixing.

Measure the amount of water recommended on the label (or just a bit less) into a clean bucket.

Slowly add the dry glaze while stirring continuously. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bucket and mix thoroughly.

Screen through a 60 mesh sieve.

Dip and fire a test piece; if too thick, add a little bit of water and retest.

 

About our glazes:

When mixed with water, Coyote dry glazes are suitable for brushing, pouring or dipping, and do not require the addition of any suspension or brushing ingredients; if they need it, it's already in there.

Because most of our dry glazes include CMC and bentonite they may take a little longer to dry than you are used to with dipping glazes, but they dip very well, stay suspended in the bucket and can also used for brushing. At Coyote Clay School & Studios we dip everything, with excellent results.

 

More good information:

Don't be tempted to add more water than is suggested on the label without testing! Every glaze is different, and each label has a suggested water content for that glaze. Some of our glazes will be quite thick when mixed according to the instructions on the label. Glazes that work best with a thicker application will be thicker in the bucket, and glazes that work well with a thinner application will be thinner.

Some of our glazes, especially the Mottled Glaze series, gel when left undisturbed. Mix them vigorously and they will thin out with no additional water. We highly recommend a drill with a mixing attachment for mixing glazes.

 

 

Specific gravity and glaze thickness:

The Celadon, Archie's, Satin, Matt and Miscellaneous glaze series should be an average thickness (half and half consistency). The Shino and Gloss Glaze series should be slightly thicker (heavy cream consistency). The Mottled series should be quite thick, and the Crawls even thicker (yogurt consistency).

There are a lot of variables in how much glaze ends up on a dipped piece, so mix up your glaze, then dip and fire a test piece! You may find that you prefer your glaze a little thicker or thinner than we do.

By keeping accurate records of how much water you use, you can reproduce your preferred glaze thickness well.

 

How we do it:

Because hydrometers are misleading when measuring thick materials, here at Coyote we determine specific gravity by weighing a particular volume of glaze. If you want to reproduce exactly the consistency of our liquid glazes as we sell them, you will need a 500 milliliter flask and an accurate scale.

To measure the specific gravity of a glaze:

Tare (subtract) the weight of your flask from the scale.

Fill the flask exactly to the 500 ml mark with glaze and weigh it.

If your glaze is heavier than the target weight, add water and re-weigh.

 

Here is a list of the target weights and specific gravities of our glazes:

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Texas Two Step Undercoats:  
Licorice 812 grams 1.62
Coffee Bean 821 grams 1.64
Brick 830 grams 1.66
Texas Two Step Overcoats:
Blue Moon 789 grams 1.58
Birch 789 grams 1.58
Texas Rose 780 grams 1.56
Marshmallow 785 grams 1.57
Sea Mist 780 grams 1.56
     

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Archie's Series:
Archie's Base 771 grams 1.54
Blue Purple 776 grams 1.55
Eggplant 780 grams 1.56
Gun Metal Green 784 grams 1.57
Ice Blue 784 grams 1.57
Opal 771 grams 1.54
Red Gold 784 grams 1.57
Rhubarb 780 grams 1.56
       

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Celadons:

Aqua 754 grams 1.51
Dusty Rose 740 grams 1.48
Key Lime 740 grams 1.48
Night Sky 740 grams 1.48
Peach Blush 740 grams 1.48
Peacock Green 740 grams 1.48
Rainy Day 740 grams 1.48
Root Beer 754 grams 1.51
Sapphire 740 grams 1.48
Sedona Sunset 754 grams 1.51
Stormy Sea 740 grams 1.48
Sunshine Yellow 740 grams 1.48

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Shinos:

Blue Shino 767 grams 1.53
Butterscotch Shino 767 grams 1.53
Cedar Shino 785 grams 1.57
Desert Sage 767 grams 1.53
Espresso Bean 767 grams 1.53
Goldenrod Shino 767 grams 1.53
Green Shino 767 grams 1.53
Leopard Shino 767 grams 1.53
Light Blue Shino 767 grams 1.53
Light Green Shino 767 grams 1.53
Light Shino 767 grams 1.53
Mocha Shino 767 grams 1.53
Pistachio Shino 767 grams 1.53
Plum Shino 785 grams 1.57
Sandstone Shino 767 grams 1.53
Shino 799 grams 1.6
Steel Gray Shino 767 grams 1.53
Sunrise Shino 785 grams 1.53

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Mottled Glazes:

Cactus Green 708 grams 1.42
Croc Blue 708 grams 1.42
Fire Opal 708 grams 1.42
JB's Brown 708 grams 1.42
Mottled blue 708 grams 1.42
Pam's Blue 708 grams 1.42
Pam's Green 708 grams 1.42
Sunset Pink 708 grams 1.42

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Gloss Glazes:

Almost Teal 767 grams 1.53
Black 767 grams 1.53
Buttercup 767 grams 1.53
Chrome Green 767 grams 1.53
Cinnamon Stick 767 grams 1.53
Clear 726 grams 1.45
Cobalt Blue 767 grams 1.53
Eggshell 767 grams 1.53
Light Blue 767 grams 1.53
Mint 767 grams 1.53
Oatmeal 767 grams 1.53
Orange 767 grams 1.53
Pansy Purple 767 grams 1.53
Pumpkin 767 grams 1.53
Really red 767 grams 1.53
Red 767 grams 1.53
Red Orange 767 grams 1.53
Violet 767 grams 1.53
White 767 grams 1.53
Yellow Orange 767 grams 1.53

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Matt Glazes:

Blue Matt 754 grams 1.5
Creamy Matt 772 grams 1.54
Creamy w/Specks 772 grams 1.54
Green Matt 754 grams 1.5
Iron Matt 754 grams 1.5
Turquoise 790 grams 1.58

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Satin Glazes:

Alabaster Satin 745 grams 1.49
Baby Blue Satin 745 grams 1.49
Cerulean Satin 745 grams 1.49
Charcoal Satin 745 grams 1.49
Cherry Satin 745 grams 1.49
Coral Satin 745 grams 1.49
Forest Satin 745 grams 1.49
Hazelnut Satin 745 grams 1.49
Lapis Satin 745 grams 1.49
Lemon Cream Satin 745 grams 1.49
Orchid Satin 745 grams 1.49
Seafoam Satin 745 grams 1.49
     

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Crawl Glazes:      
Blue Crawl 671 grams 1.34
Cactus Crawl 662 grams 1.32
Chocolate Crawl 667 grams 1.33
Croc Crawl 667 grams 1.33
Black Crawl 676 grams 1.35
White Crawl 676 grams 1.35

Glaze Name

Weight per 500ml

Specific Gravity

Other Glazes:

Copper Blue 772 grams 1.54
Crazed Copper 772 grams 1.54
Oasis Blue 772 grams 1.54
Rust Brown 804 grams 1.61
Saturated Iron 735 grams 1.47
Toshi Brown 804 grams 1.61
Bronze Temmoku 771 grams 1.54
Snowy Plum 767 grams 1.53
Oxblood 767 grams 1.53