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Is "batt wash" the British term for kiln wash?


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#1 Natania

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

Are batt wash and kiln wash the same thing?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

I am pretty sure it is. I worked in England as a potter, but it was in 1978. I'm a bit foggy on the terminology we used. You would not be putting kiln wash on your throwing bats, so I would say your guess is correct.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:06 AM

In my experience the terms have been interchangeable, I rang up a man a few days ago about buying some kiln shelf wash and he replied 'oh yes I have batt wash in stock'

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

Ah. I think so too, only the recipe for it (from Jane Hamlyn) in the book calls for a mixture of cellulose wallpaper paste, alumina hydrate and ball clay. Perhaps the wallpaper paste is so that it adheres to kiln shelves and maybe give it more body to resist the sodium corrosion from the salt firing....? Anyway, it is probably the same.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

Not sure why the wallpaper paste is there but it must do something, every recipe I have seen consists of alumina hydrate and ball clay. Never actually made my own Posted Image




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