I have been working with clay for a relatively short period (~9 years), and feel in love with many of the Amaco glazes when I started using ^5/6 clay.
I have been teaching a beginners level pottery class since February 2020. The quart size brushing glazes are great for our students, and also if we want to explore different glazes. However, we also do our own production, and need to used dipping glazes to facilitate a better and quicker production flow.
When I was finally able to purchase bulk dry glazes, I picked 6 that I liked (~$1,200 worth) from my local supplier, and went about doing tests on some pottery. What I found is that it is very difficult to layer (triple dip) these glazes.
I later found out that this has been a known issue, and that instead of fixing the problem: Amaco's solution is to just discontinue the whole dry glaze product line.
My question then is: does it make sense for a company to discontinue a product line that their "pro" customers rely on, instead of finding a solution to the problem?
Many other glaze manufactures seem to not have this problem. I feel almost betrayed by a company I have come to love. I am now forced to look elsewhere for my glazes (like Clayscapes, Coyote, and Mayco).
Does anyone else feel the way that I do, or am I alone in this thought?