Does the coefficient of expansion really matter for a glaze?

For Flux Sake

Jun 15 2022 • 34 mins

On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about the coefficient of expansion and its relevance for practical use when planning glazes for your studio. Hint, hint…It’s not as helpful of a measurement as you might think. They also discuss the effect of crazing on clay body strength and how to deal with glaze faults when you work in a communal studio. For supplemental info, visit the blog at

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