Egyptian Paste - Throwing Formula?
Posted 06 January 2011 - 02:12 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:41 AM
A student of a fellow faculty member at a local arts center was recently introduced to Egyptian Paste for making small beads and other objects. She liked it so well that she wanted to know if the formula could be modified to make the paste suitable for throwing. Does anyone know if this has been done or if there is such a formula?
The problem with Egyptian paste is that there is not much clay (so it is low in plasticity- can't throw it) and it has a bunch of oxides in it like cobalt or copper and a lot of soda ash/soda bicarbonate (can be caustic) so you don't want to have your hand in it with out gloves.
You could try it with gloves and just add a bunch of ball clay (15% - 25%) or bentonite (5% - !5%) until you can throw something???
Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:57 PM
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