Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
clay lover

Question About Color Of Clay And Resulting Color Of Textured Places

Recommended Posts

clay lover    133

In reference to white glaze, Does the color of the clay usually determine the color that the thinner places have, from breaking over the texture?

Specifically, I saw a piece with a beautiful soft waxy, white glaze and the texture showed up gray.  I want that.  do I need to be using gray clay to get it?  Don't have access to gray clay.

 

The white glaze I do use is glossy, good on texture, but always show up as rust, tan if on buff or darker clay, and toilet white on white clay. So I figure it's all about the clay color. Nice, but not that beautiful gray satin combo. Any texture is going to show up as shades of tan-brown.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Marcia Selsor    1,301

yes. you are right. It is the nature of what happens when a glaze breaks over texture. It thins out and the clay color comes through.What is your firing temperature. Maybe you can add a gray stain to the glaze.

A small % of black stain could do the trick. ..something like .2%

Test and see.

Marcia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pugaboo    438

Not an expert but couldn't you wedge some black mason stain into white clay and get gray then glaze over that?

 

T

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Min    777

How about a grey slip over your tan or buff clay? A white base slip plus grey stain, Robin Hopper has some good base slip recipes for various temps. If your white glaze has about 10% zircopax in it then a white slip with RIO (10% plus or minus a couple %) will also give you a grey. (example on the oval platter in my gallery, it has cobalt over the iron slip also)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×