MF5 Italian Straw Medium Fire Stoneware Glaze
Brushing Directions: Shake or stir well. Use a soft brush to apply 2 or 3 smooth, flowing coats to stoneware clay which has been bisque fired to cone 04. Dry-foot or stilt, and fire to cone 5/6. Thin with water if necessary.
Dipping Directions: Shake or stir well. Use dipping tongs to grasp stoneware clay which has been bisque fired to cone 04 and immerse piece into glaze in a quick in and out motion. Dry-foot or stilt, and fire to cone 5/6. Thin with water if necessary.
Dry Mixing Directions: Mix entire contents of bag with water at a ratio of 1 liter of water per kilogram of dry glaze to start. Mix with a drill and mixing blade for one minute, then sieve through an 80 mesh screen. Once sieved, check the density of your glaze with a hydrometer and add water to bring the specific gravity to between 1.42 and 1.45 for dipping. It may be necessary to adjust your water again 24 hours after mixing your glaze. Some glazes have ingredients that are soluble in water and or ingredients that absorb water.