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Most people find it easier to measure glaze ingredients with a triple beam balance using the metric weight system based on grams.

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But wait!

If you want to mix your own glaze and you have purchased all of your glaze ingredients from a supplier who sells them by the pound, how do you know if you have enough Gerstley borate, for example, to yield the 2,000 grams called for in your glaze recipe?

There are hundreds of glaze recipes in books and on the internet and the majority of them use the metric system for measuring.
With the conversion chart below and a calculator and of course a scale that will measure ounces and grams, you should have no trouble calculating how many grams of each ingredient you have before you begin mixing.
Gee Whiz, you wouldn't want to get caught half way through the mixing process and find out that you didn't have enough ingredients to complete mixing your glaze!

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There are so many beautiful store bought glazes, but when you mix your
own, you might be able to come up with a neat color that you can't buy.
I mix my own quite a bit and have had some really neat turnouts, but there are a few not so neat ones that appeared to!
Trial and error my friend, if you don't like it dump it in the garbage and go again.
One thing I will tell you, when you are experimenting to be sure and write down the ingredients and the amounts incase it turns out a beauty.
Don't think that you will remember, I know from experience that you won't!!

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Paste a copy of this chart into your glaze notebook, garage and kitchen so you'll have it handy whenever you need it !

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Have you ever come up with a good idea while working with your handmade pottery and thought that you would like to share it with others? You have? Well, why not send it to us and we will add it to the tips page for all to see.

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The best way of starting out is to take a few lessons from Youtube. You will probably waste quite a bit in materials when you first get started. Figuring out how to truly make handmade pottery correctly and shape into what you want it to be can be quite an ordeal. The different tools that a normal shop will have can be fun to try. You will soon see which ones you like to use the most and then when you are ready you will know which ones to buy.

With the help of the internet, you can now purchase most if not all of your ceramic and pottery tools and supplies online. We are located far from any well supplied dealers and yet working with reliable ceramic and pottery suppliers online has allowed us to recieve most of our orders within a timely manner.

When you get all set up, just enjoy the hobby and have fun at it. Some people get pretty serious and start selling their creations at craft fairs and small stores, but others just like to create items for themselves, relatives, and friends. Whichever kind of handmade pottery you desire to endeavor, enjoy the hobby and have fun doing it.

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