I am hoping to produce a range of stoneware and porcelain beads and jewellery components this year (depending on my test firing). I have been working on some test tiles using a Clayworks stoneware and a Keanes porcelain, which will be fired to around 1220 oc. At the moment I am testing commercial glazes and using some oxides along with them. Once I get a bigger studio I would like to start mixing my own glazes from the raw materials….that will have to wait for now!
I will keep you posted on how they turn out.
Ok, I have finally found a bit of time to update this post :P. I unpacked the kiln last week with my stoneware / porcelain firing. The results turned out pretty well and they was no test tiles stuck to shelves or each other, so that was a bonus. See the picky below.