TITANIUM DIOXIDE 1 lb
Titanium Dioxide (along with it’s close cousin Rutile) is the king of variegating ceramic glazes. Titanium Dioxide is not as commonly used as Rutile in ceramic glazes but still has it’s uses. In fluid glaze bases it variegates and mottles glazes. It fires to a bright white hue while rutile which has iron impurities fires to a cream or tan color. In reduction titanium can have a bluish hue. Amount greater than 3.5-4% will opacify a glaze. However Zirconium Silicate (Zircopax) and Tin Oxide yield a more consistent opacifying effect and are therefore more commonly used. Amount of 1-2% can add character and variation to glazes pigmented with other oxides of stains.