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#1 gypsy

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:32 PM

Have any of you folks use the Mayco washes and do you have any pictures?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Have any of you folks use the Mayco washes and do you have any pictures?


Yup, I love the Manganese and Iron washes. I actually can't find any of the iron wash, but when it's brushed on solid it comes out looking almost like a burgundy leather (^6 oxidation). It's quite beautiful.

The manganese is a beautiful blackish-brown that, on my stoneware, looks a lot like a stained walnut.

Attaching two photos of some sideways bowls that I made. The exterior is the manganese wash, brushed on while on a wheel. Third photo is a double-walled vessel, the one on the right has the manganese wash as well.

Hope this helps!

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:07 PM


Have any of you folks use the Mayco washes and do you have any pictures?


Yup, I love the Manganese and Iron washes. I actually can't find any of the iron wash, but when it's brushed on solid it comes out looking almost like a burgundy leather (^6 oxidation). It's quite beautiful.

The manganese is a beautiful blackish-brown that, on my stoneware, looks a lot like a stained walnut.

Attaching two photos of some sideways bowls that I made. The exterior is the manganese wash, brushed on while on a wheel. Third photo is a double-walled vessel, the one on the right has the manganese wash as well.

Hope this helps!

-- CW


Thank you so much for taking the time to post photos,,,,your bowls are beautiful. Once again, thanks.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:08 PM


Have any of you folks use the Mayco washes and do you have any pictures?


Yup, I love the Manganese and Iron washes. I actually can't find any of the iron wash, but when it's brushed on solid it comes out looking almost like a burgundy leather (^6 oxidation). It's quite beautiful.

The manganese is a beautiful blackish-brown that, on my stoneware, looks a lot like a stained walnut.

Attaching two photos of some sideways bowls that I made. The exterior is the manganese wash, brushed on while on a wheel. Third photo is a double-walled vessel, the one on the right has the manganese wash as well.

Hope this helps!

-- CW


Have you ever tried them over or under glazes?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Have you ever tried them over or under glazes?


You know, I actually haven't. I just got a gallon of a Coyote white crawling glaze and am interested to see how it will interface with the oxide wash.

But no, I pretty much use them for textural effect so I don't have "unfinished" clay.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:48 AM

I used a green, I think it was called celadon. I put a clear glaze on top. I wasn't impressed with the results. I used a lot of the wash and it seemed to fade. This was at cone 6 on white stone ware. I didn't think to use it with out a top glaze, may try that.

mregecko has much better looking results than I did.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

I used a green, I think it was called celadon. I put a clear glaze on top. I wasn't impressed with the results. I used a lot of the wash and it seemed to fade. This was at cone 6 on white stone ware. I didn't think to use it with out a top glaze, may try that.

mregecko has much better looking results than I did.


The green is their copper wash. From other's results I have seen, it's a pale faded green. Not much that I would do with it so I haven't played with it. I hear it's a heavy fluxer.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:10 PM


I used a green, I think it was called celadon. I put a clear glaze on top. I wasn't impressed with the results. I used a lot of the wash and it seemed to fade. This was at cone 6 on white stone ware. I didn't think to use it with out a top glaze, may try that.

mregecko has much better looking results than I did.


The green is their copper wash. From other's results I have seen, it's a pale faded green. Not much that I would do with it so I haven't played with it. I hear it's a heavy fluxer.


What does heavy fluxer mean?

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

What does heavy fluxer mean?


Someone who is really good at sealing the seams on tin cans.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:07 PM


What does heavy fluxer mean?


Someone who is really good at sealing the seams on tin cans.

Jim



I spent a rather uneventful summer after high school working third shift at a canning company where my job was to measure seams on lids after the cans came out of the machines . . . aside from being able to put on my resume that I could use and read a micrometer, not much carry over. Although I did ensure the veggies on the shelf were properly canned and safe for eating.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:10 PM



I used a green, I think it was called celadon. I put a clear glaze on top. I wasn't impressed with the results. I used a lot of the wash and it seemed to fade. This was at cone 6 on white stone ware. I didn't think to use it with out a top glaze, may try that.

mregecko has much better looking results than I did.


The green is their copper wash. From other's results I have seen, it's a pale faded green. Not much that I would do with it so I haven't played with it. I hear it's a heavy fluxer.


What does heavy fluxer mean?


It will make the glaze over which the wash is applied melt even more and run . . . over the foot and onto the kiln shelf, if you are not careful. Fluxes are the component of glazes that make things melt.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:12 PM




I used a green, I think it was called celadon. I put a clear glaze on top. I wasn't impressed with the results. I used a lot of the wash and it seemed to fade. This was at cone 6 on white stone ware. I didn't think to use it with out a top glaze, may try that.

mregecko has much better looking results than I did.


The green is their copper wash. From other's results I have seen, it's a pale faded green. Not much that I would do with it so I haven't played with it. I hear it's a heavy fluxer.


What does heavy fluxer mean?


It will make the glaze over which the wash is applied melt even more and run . . . over the foot and onto the kiln shelf, if you are not careful. Fluxes are the component of glazes that make things melt.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

Fluxes are the component of glazes that make things melt.

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