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Conversion Charts (see ratios below)

Liquid Measure Volume Equivalents

  • 60 drops= 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon= 1/3 tablespoon
  • 3 teaspoons= 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons= 1 fluid ounce
  • 4 tablespoons= 1/4 cup or 2 ounces
  • 8 tablespoons= 1/2 cup or 4 ounces
  • 16 tablespoons= 1 cup or 8 ounces
  • 1 cup= 1/2 pint or 8 fluid ounces
  • 2 cups = 1 pint or 16 fluid ounces
  • 1 pint= 2 cups or 16 fluid ounces
  • 1 quart= 2 pints or 32 fluid ounces
  • 1 gallon= 4 quarts or 128 fluid ounces

FYI - American and British measuring units have always been a little different. A British cup is 10 ounces, a pint is 20 ounces, a quart is 40 ounces and an Imperial gallon has 160 ounces. This is why some of your formulae do not work quite right when the author is English ? you would need to adjust the measurements accordingly.

Metric Conversion-Linear
1 centimeter = 0.394 inch
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
1 meter = 39.37 inches

U.S./Metric Fluid Conversion

1 Teaspoon= 5 ml
1 Tablespoon= 15 ml
1 Fluid Ounce= 29.5 ml
1 Cup= 236 ml
1 Pint= 473 ml
1 Quart= 946ml
1 Gallon= 3785 ml or 3.785 Liters

Dry Weights (powders)

1 ounce = 28.35 grams, 100 grams = 3 ½ ounces
1 Pound = 454 grams

250 grams = 8.82 ounces or a little more than ½ pound
2.2 Pounds = 1 Kilogram

1 Kilogram = 35.3 ounces

Ratios (For mixing colors or paints to glazes)

1 : 12
To 1 gallon add 10 ½ ounces or 1and 1/4 cups
To 1 quart add cup
To 1 pint (16 ounces) add 2 ½ tablespoons
To 1 cup (8 ounces) add 1 ¼ tablespoons

1 : 10
To 1 gallon add 12.8 ounces
To 1 quart add 3.2 ounces
To 1 pint (16 ounces) add 3 tablespoons or 1.6 ounces
To 1 cup (8 ounces) add 1 ½ tablespoons

1 : 8
To 1 gallon add 1 pint
To 1 quart add ½ cup
To 1 pint add 2 ounces or 4 tablespoons
To 1 cup add 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons

1 : 6
To 1 gallon add 21.3 ounces or 2 ½ cups
To 1 quart add not quite a 3/4cup
To 1 pint add 5 tablespoons or 2 ½ ounces
To 1 cup add 2 ½ tablespoons


Note: Measurements for mixing need not be precise.
It is somewhat more of an art to mix a glaze than a science.

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— Dean Sickler

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