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#1 Lynettes

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:05 AM

Could anyone please tell me the difference between kaolin and kaolin 6 tile. I am in Australia and we do not have kaolin 6 tile. Iam looking to trial a glaze from John Britts book, Strontium Crystal Magic. Will any type of koalin give me a result.
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#2 Mark C.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:32 AM

Could anyone please tell me the difference between kaolin and kaolin 6 tile. I am in Australia and we do not have kaolin 6 tile. Iam looking to trial a glaze from John Britts book, Strontium Crystal Magic. Will any type of koalin give me a result.
Thank you in advance.
Lynette


I'll check my info sheet on this in am when I'm in the studio and post it.I have both materials
One thing our EPK (Kaolin) is most likely from a different source than yours?

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#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

Go to http://wikiclay.com/wiki/kaolins
Basically EPK is whiter and better in glazes and slip casting recipes.
Tile 6 kaolin has titanium making an ivory color when use in clay bodies.
I use Tile 6 in my raku clay.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

That'a the same info I have-thanks for posting that.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

Tile 6 has a greater particle size distribution, and is more plastic, probably due to it's particle size distribution. It is not as white.

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#6 Lynettes

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Tile 6 has a greater particle size distribution, and is more plastic, probably due to it's particle size distribution. It is not as white.



Thank you for that. I thought there must have been some thing that was giving the cream colour. Now I will just do some exeriments and see what happens.
Thank again.
Lynette




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