What makes a clear (transparent), shinely glass?

Unit 2 Topic 2
The Glaze Triangle
The correct balance of flux, stabilisers and glass-formers produce a clear glaze.

 

If the correct proportions of each of the three main glass constituents are present (appropriate for the firing temperature) then all available alkalai, amphoteric and acid molecules will form together into glass structures.

Such balance creates clear, shiny glass or glaze.

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