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Marcia Selsor

Recent Firing Results From Ceramic Saggars And Foil Saggars

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I have been busy with these! The group made me think of multicolored stones.I am using old and new chemicals for these. Some of the chemicals have been with me since 1972. They were old then..donated to me from the Chemistry dept.at Southern Illinois University.The little brown glass jars have old labels that look like they are from the 30s. One is a cardboard cylinder.

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Most are fired in individual sag gars unless I can fit 2 small one in a tall saggar. The colors are coming from types of copper and cobalt with calcium Chloride, Epsom salts, and salt for volatile agents.

Better living through chemistry!

One of the sag gars had 2 small pots.

 

Marcia

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No horse hair. Copper wire and bronze wool, different copper sources like copper nitrate, cobalt sulphate. Epsom salts, calcium chloride for the saggar firings. The foil saggars are different using copper courses, strontium, muriatic acid, tungsten, cobalt , copper, and nickel chlorides, etc...nasty things but in small quantities.

Marcia

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