need a good kiln wash recipe for cone 6
Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:53 PM
who knows, maybe someone has developed a newer recipe that is better? any thoughts???
Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:49 PM
Perhaps some of these recipes will work for you.
thank you! in reading the ingredients needed, i find that i have no calcined EPK and zircopax is so scarce i do not want to use it for wash since i need it in glazes.
is there anything else, anybody?
Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:58 AM
I like the super duper recipe-used it for decades
1/2 alumina hydrate
1/4 calcined epk
I fire to cone 11 on advancers -this may be more than you need.The calcined (bisque keeps the cracking down)
You could make it with less alumina at cone 6.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:19 AM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:31 AM
I calcine several chemicals for glazes as well like calcined zinc, epk, etc.
I use a simple silica 40, kaolin 40 and Alumina 10.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:55 PM
The less alumina you use, the cheaper it will be. I've been using:
1 Calcined EPK
By volume (scoops)
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:24 PM
kiln wash is something we seem to take for granted. the britt article was very informative. looks like getting some calcined epk is important. as soon as i install the 6 new elements, today seems to be the perfect day to do that. i am in the middle of that area which is affected by hurricane sandy. there is rain dripping into the 3 buckets i put inside the fireplace. the rain is constant but no significant wind yet. power is still on so i can put a big lamp out in the kiln room to see what i am doing. hope all of you are not in danger and make it through this storm.
once all this is over and things are back to normal, i guess that the first thing i fire will be a bowl of epk. oh, wait. i hardly ever bisque. when i do, it is to cone 04. that should work.
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