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#1 JBaymore

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

Ok....... here's a "monochromatic assignment" for you all to chew on..........

If you could only use one colorant in your work....what would you choose and why?



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Copper Carbonate. Rich color variation just by using different amounts. Greens and blues in oxidation, red in reduction.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

Copper because it can go red, turquoise, blues, and greens in Oxidation and Reduction depending on the base chemistry.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Cobalt, because it is my favorite colorant, it is dependable, the most beautiful and a little goes a long way. I always make sure I have a variety of cobalt compounds available.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Copper for all the same reasons.
35 years ago it was Iron now its copper.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

I thought about the wide variety of iron too.But I " chose wisely " and picked copper.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

I say cobalt carb., because it is beautiful, always shows up, unlike copper, and everyone loves it. I am talking about a small amount as on-glaze decoration, not a blue glaze.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

I thought about the wide variety of iron too.But I " chose wisely " and picked copper.

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Me, too. The subtle beauty of a celadon and the striking beauty of a golden iron saturate are hard to beat.

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