Nuka Glaze Recipe, ∆10 reduction

sake set guinomi tokkuri

  • Custer Feldspar    36.00
  • Quartz   30.00
  • Whiting   22.00
  • OM-4   6.00
  • Wood Ash (unwashed)   3.00
  • Talc   2.00
  • Bone Ash   2.00

    Notes: This a ∆10 Reduction glaze that will fire to a Creamy White with low gloss to satiny finish. Good over tenmoku, will run if applied too thick over thick tenmoku. As always, test for your ingredient and firing conditions.

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    18 Responses to Nuka Glaze Recipe, ∆10 reduction

    1. Dee Kat says:

      This just make me want to weep in envy. I so miss high reduction firing. I really don’t care what they say about how great midfire electric can be – it never can do this.

      • shyrabbit says:

        Dee Kat,
        I understand and I know how fortunate I am to be firing ∆10. For me the variations, and degree of chance is what keeps me moving forward. Thanks, Michael

    2. Dee Kat says:

      (but then of course the pieces themselves are the perfect form for the glaze) – sigh again.

    3. Great surface, thanks for sharing the recipe so I do some experimenting! Did the red tones at the lip come from dipping the pots in Temmoku first? Was Temmoku just glazed at the lip or over the entire pot? I’ve been trying to get similar colors on the rims of my pots using Red Iron Oxide stain…

    4. shyrabbit says:

      The pieces were first glazed overall with the tenmoku and then the nuka. The reddish lips on the pieces is due to the slight downward movement of the tenmoku when firing, causing the the glaze to “break” off the edges and textures. Hope this answers your question. Let me know if not.

    5. Terry says:

      Beautiful – both the glaze and the forms! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It will be at least 6 – 9 months before I get my studio up and running. Planning to stay with ∆10 reduction firing and love tenmoku combined with another glaze — so will file away for future use!

    6. Teresa Gagne says:

      Thanks Michael. Beautiful forms and glazing. Could you share the tenmoku glaze recipe. I have the opportunity to fire in a friend’s gas kiln but only have a cone 9 tenmoku recipe.

    7. Marcos Lewis says:

      Is the wood ash a sub for rice hull ash?

      • Anonymous says:

        Hi Marcos, Yeah the wood ash and the increased silica content of this glaze subs for the traditional rice hull ash.

    8. Maria Carmen says:

      Thanks D.Michael for the recipes of nuka,,My name is Maria Carmen and I was looking for white nuka glazes for long time, do you know the book or where I can get the recipes for this glazes? I will be very grateful for that
      My email is :
      Thanks for your time

    9. Maria Carmen says:

      Michael thank you for the information, I’m looking for the book.
      Michael I never use Rio, and I don’t know what it is, or any substitute of this. sorry I’m very ignorant still in pottery.
      Thanks for you valuable time.

    10. Jay trrenchard says:

      The nuka glaze recipe is in a book called Hamada Potter published about twenty years ago.. I used to be able to buy rice hull ash at an auto parts store as ” clean sweep” sweeping compound.. It works great in a Nuka glaze.. The basic glaze is equal parts feldspar, wood ash and rice hull ash. Rice hull ash is about 90 plus percent silica.

    11. That’s a great tip, Jay. I hadn’t heard that, though I think I have the Hamada Potter book. And the Phil Rogers book. I’ve just started using this recipe here at my studio and I love it.

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    13. Anonymous says:

      Maria, RIO is red iron oxide

    14. joanlizscott says:

      Alberta slip mixture? Is it 100 percent Alberta? And how is it applied? Any advice is appreciated.

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