A standard technique
for exploring the effects of systematic change in recipes is the
use of recipe blends.
Matrix has the
capacity to creating line, triaxial and quadraxial blends
of various sizes.
a worksheet printout containing all of the information needed to
make the blend using the volumetric blending technique.
also create a printout including all of the individual recipes in
the blend and their unity formulae..
and formulae can be displayed on screen and saved to disc as a special
recipe database if desired.
generated to create the blend can be saved so that worksheets can
be recalled from disc and displayed or printed out.
formulae may be collectively displayed on enlarged Limits and Al
/ Si graphs.
a blend worksheet is as simple as:
the type of blend
- telling Matrix
how many sample glazes you want in the blend (it's size)
- telling Matrix
which corner recipes to use
out the worksheet,
- saving the
worksheet data, recipes into a database etc.
a Currie Standard Recipe Grid.
A Curries Standard
Recipe Grid is a 5 x 7 (35) sample biaxial recipe blend based on
a single recipe.
The blend is
one which explores systematic variations in the kaolin and silica
material content of the recipe.
Recipe Grid has been promoted and used extensively by Ian Currie.
The technique is thoroughly explained on
and in his two
Glazes - Using the Grid Method" (Bootstrap Press)
Glazes - A Systematic Approach" (Bootstrap Press)
automatically generate one of these special blends and give you
printouts enabling you to mix and test fire all 35 glazes in the
a Matrix Al:Si Recipe Grid.
The Matrix Al:Si
Recipe grid is similar to the Currie Standard Recipe Grid but instead
of always using Kaolin as the source of Al2O3 across the blend Matrix
will use the clay originally used in the recipe and if the original
recipe does not contain a clay will allow you to choose one.
The Blends Environment
shows the blend environment with a variety of controls for
generating, saving, displaying and printing blends.
moves down the Make Blend panel to direct you through the
these links for more information about: