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An Albany-Like Slip Locally Dug

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 I found some bentonite/kaolinite  purple colored clay along the local river bed.  So I dug some, slaked it, sieved through a 40 mesh.  The clay shrank 16% when fired and melted at cone 5 into a "dog poo like pile" of brown yuk.  Not very good for building.  But I made a terra sig slip from it and applied it to greenware - Laguna half and half.  It  did not do anything in the bisque firing, but at cone 5 it created a chocolate brown semigloss Albany-like glaze which breaks over the ridges to a lighter tan. It also has flecks of yellow to green.

 

I want to use this as a base glaze/slip but would love suggestions from the audiance, experts, critics, etc. on how to tweak this into a good product.  When dipped thin the glaze is a buck skin semi transparent color.

 

Jed

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Looks interesting. You might try adding fireplace ash in or sprinkling some on the piece the next firing.

For a gloss, try adding some frit(3134) maybe 10%

Lots of directions to go.

Wyndham

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