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  1. I have been experimenting with black iron oxide wash lately. The first time I tried it I used a cone 6 fired, unglazed clay (Miller 45 Buff) and got a nice clean wipe with the wash remaining in the crevices and achieved an even tone over the rest of the piece. When I tried it on bisque ware (05) it was another story. No matter how much I scrubbed I ended up with a blotchy wash on the flat surfaces. I am wondering if there is a trick to working with washes on bisque that I am missing. I thought about wetting the piece first and/or making the wash thinner perhaps. I don't want to have to take up precious space in a glaze firing to vitrify the pieces before I can apply the wash. Wondering if anyone has experienced this problem and how you resolved it. Thank you.
  2. Iron Oxide Slip

    Hi, i'm having trouble with iron oxide slip applied at the greenware stage. i've noticed that a thin layer gives varied colours and a thick layer gives either black or nothing- does it burn off? (i use a transparent glaze over this) additionally, a lot of the colour washes out on cleaning after bisque. what's going wrong and how can i stablize the slip to give me a solid black? i use stoneware fired to cone 09 bisque and cone 6 glaze. thanks!
  3. I am trying to make , sung celadons, and need bout 1% to 2% iron in the body. but i do not want to see specks i remember using red iron oxide and it left specks, I am leaning toward black iron oxide, < 1 micron or yellow ocher any advise would be nice
  4. Slate Blue Carved Mountain Tumbler

    From the album Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in white stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. Treated with 2-1 water and iron oxide mix on only the mountains. One coat Mayco's Stoned Denim on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6 in an electric kiln.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  5. Slate Blue Carved Mountain Tumbler

    From the album Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in white stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. Treated with 2-1 water and iron oxide mix on only the mountains. One coat Mayco's Stoned Denim on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  6. Plum Carved Mountain Mugs

    From the album Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in white stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. Treated with 2-1 water and iron oxide mix on only the mountains. One coat Amaco's Smoky Merlot on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  7. Plum Carved Mountain Tumblers

    From the album Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in white stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. Treated with 2-1 water and iron oxide mix on only the mountains. One coat Amaco's Smoky Merlot on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  8. Carved poppy tumbler in Slate Blue, Side B

    From the album Wheel Thrown Work, 2015

    This one has the addition of iron oxide on just the flowers, stems and leaves, but I felt like it added very little so I won't bother next time. The glaze on its' own has a lovely break and brings out the design beautifully.

    © Copyright 2015 Giselle Massey, all rights reserved

  9. IMG 20150504 120718

    From the album Alabama

    Working in pairs!!! My late friend Linda loved to carve, but had trouble throwing. I would throw and trim things and she'd carve them. Her thrown pottery was so wonky I consider it folk ark! I'm lucky enough to have a couple of her carved vessels and really lucky to have a couple of her wonky pieces. This is cone 10 stoneware, glazed inside and on the neck and the rest is stained with a black iron oxide wash..

    © Ali Bhama

  10. Elephant foot vessel

    From the album Marian65's Album 1

    Brown cone 6 stoneware clay, glazed inside, iron oxide outside.
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