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#1 MarkS

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:17 PM

Looking for a good Robin's egg blue glaze - cone 6 oxidation.
I've thought about taking an existing commercial glaze - Mid South Turquoise and perhaps adding a little copper carbonate and/or cobalt carbonate.
I know it would be an experiment but it's not quite turquoise enough for me.
Any thoughts?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:55 PM

Another way is to add Mason stain to a good ^6 clear . . .

So Clear ^6
Frit 3124 32.2%
Soda Feldspar -- Kona F4 (Minspar) 25.8%
Silica 19.4%
Whiting 12.9%
Kaolin -- EPK 9.6%

Add 5% Mason Stain #6464 for Robin's Eggshell Blue

(recipe from Michael Sherrill workshop)



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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

The stain is a good idea.
Is that number a typo? Came up as a yellow
I think I'm really looking for a deeper turquoise.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:09 AM

The Robins Egg Blue Mason stain is accurately named ... that is exactly what it looks like.
When I want a greener look I add some Bermuda Green to it.
They also make some nice turquoise colors. The Mason website has good images and technical details.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:23 PM

5% Mason Stain 6376 for Robin's Eggshell Blue . . . my bad.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

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#7 shelleyjen

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

I love this robin's egg blue! It is buttery matte/satin and opaque.

Nepheline Syenite 60
ball clay OM4 8
lithium carb 1
strontium carb 22
flint 9

add
copper carb 1.5
titanium dioxide 3

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:36 PM

I love this robin's egg blue! It is buttery matte/satin and opaque.

Nepheline Syenite 60
ball clay OM4 8
lithium carb 1
strontium carb 22
flint 9

add
copper carb 1.5
titanium dioxide 3


Thanks! This sounds wonderful...I'm always looking for different blues....

#9 Laura A Strike

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Does this work in reduction?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

Look at the Enviro Opulence colors at Mid South, one of them, either meadow or everglade, is a good turquiose, IMHO. And a great smooth eggshell soft finish.




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