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Best blue for colored clay

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I'm going to buy some mason stain test packs, and I'm wondering what color blue people like to use.

 

I will be using it to make colored porcelain. I've used Wedgewood 6310 with good results, but it comes out on the slightly purple side.

 

Thanks

 

 

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hi matt,

 

I use Zircon Blue (Mason 6315) that I get from Pottery Supply house in Canada.

 

Depending on how much you use, you can get a nice medium blue from it.

 

I cant find a picture of it where we used it though or else I would share.

 

Hope this helps

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I've used MS Robin's Egg with a low fire porcelain clay body. It fired to Cone 6 and maintained a light blue that was true to the color of the original stain material.I was awhile ago, but I believe I used 7%.

 

 

 

Just a note that a few years ago I noticed that the Robins Egg changed. So please test any of these suggestions before making an investment.

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Thanks for all the suggestions.

 

I know cobalt is the most common for blue, which is used in mazerine, but I see lighter stains use vanadium with zirconium.

 

I'll order some samples of mazerine and the others, then do some tests. It looks like Mason Color Works used to blend a cobalt containing stain with a vanadium, to get bright blue. I'll have to try that too.

 

Thanks again.

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