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#1 clay lover

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

I am looking for a dependable base glaze, cone 6, that has a satin surface, nice to handle and food safe. I came across Val Cushing 71 in a book, but don't remember where I found it. Do any of you use this and do you have a good satin base that is receptive to oxides, that I might try?

I have looked up and mixed a lot of other glazes, but this is my first time to start with a base and add colorants to get what I want.

Custer spar 40
frit 3124 9
whiting 16
talc 9
epk 10
flint 16

Thanks, all.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:54 PM


This is a nice satin gloss clear that works well with stains at ^6. Hotter and it goes glossy.

Sue Hintz Clear 6^ reworked by Ron Roy back in late 90s.


Cornwall Stone 33.5

G200 22
Whiting 18
Gerstley Borate 10
EPKaolin 5.5
Silica 11
Bentonite 2


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

i too want to try VC 71 base, ....soon

presently i am working with john posts ( Post's calcium matte 7 )

first tests are looking good

http://www.johnpost....pes/CALMATT.TXT

http://www.johnpost.... Tiles/038.html

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

JD, pics look good. What does it FEEL like? The little test of VC 71 I've done with no colorants is silky, makes you want to touch it, and a bit translucent, but that might be from the lacl of colorants/ Maybe?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

JD, pics look good. What does it FEEL like? The little test of VC 71 I've done with no colorants is silky, makes you want to touch it, and a bit translucent, but that might be from the lacl of colorants/ Maybe?


Colorants rarely affect the glaze' texture. If you like your base glaze - just start to perform some tests using different colorants / quantities. Enjoy!




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