European substitute for Ferro Frit 3124?
Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:13 AM
This is a great experience here and we starting firing bisqued this weekend. My fellow artists in Residence and I will have our exhibition Oct. 13-18 in Vallauris, France if anyone is in the area.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:10 AM
8. Do you use frits in your glaze recipes? I live in Europe and have difficulty obtaining frits that are available in North America.
Yes, we source all of the boron from frits. In our opinion, Gerstley Borate and Colemanite are too variable in composition and of questionable future availability. Below is a table of the frits we use (first column) and near-equivalents that may be more readily available in your part of the world.
And Gerstley, via Edward B's sites http://smart2000.pag...ley_borate0.htm
Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:28 PM
These two shown here both have Ferro Frit 3124, there may be others.
Clayman Supplies is a bit old fashioned and takes orders via telephone or e-mail, Scarva are a little more up to date and can handle on-line orders.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:13 PM
At least in Overglazing anyway...so I am assuming it can be used in raku glazes as well. Before coming here
I should have written down the conversions from Michael Bailey's book on Cone 6 glazes.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:24 PM
The chart was a little hard to read but I got it. I Will check the Ceradel catalog and see if they have the appropriate substitute.
Eduaord 's data suggest 3110 substitute for Gerstley Borate... I agree that is a more common Frit for raku.
I have used Linda Arbuckle' substitute for Gerstley borate as Frit3124 for mixing with stains for over glazes.
so I think either one may do in Raku if it is not a large amount of the glaze. I think both are Boron Frits.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will see what is available on Tuesday.
In Vallauris, France
On the chart I think all of those or at least Ferro. general Fusion, Hommel and Pemco are North American frits.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:17 PM
I have seen big bags of several FerroFrits in a Belgian shop Argilières Hins. They don't list them on their website, but you could call them to see if they have what you want (French speaking) .
Thanks, but I am back in the states now.
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