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In Topic: Cobalt Wash

Yesterday, 05:58 PM

The Complete Guide to Mid Range Glazes has a reciepe for a wash using yellow ochre.  You could use the same and substitue the cobalt. 


Yellow Ochre   33.33

Kaolin              33.33

Frit 3124          33.33


It also states:  "Washes are coloring oxides combined with a flux and mixed with water, usually in a 50/50 blend.....most potters just measure them with a spoon." 


Copper Wash 1


1 teaspoon copper carbonate (or Mason stain)

1 teaspoon Frith 3110 (or Gerstley borate)



Copper Wash 2


1 teaspoon copper carbonate

1 teaspoon frit 3110

1 teaspoon EPK



In Topic: Good Glazes For Breaking On Heavy Texture

Yesterday, 11:34 AM

When I first started out, I used a number of the Laguna Morroccan Sand glazes.  Many of the glazes would change when breaking.  Unfortunetly most of the sample test tiles on the websites don't show it very well.  One glaze I esp. liked was Cappacino.  It was finiky, didn't work on anything with high iron in it, but very beautiful. These are very affordable, esp. if purchased dry.  Axner had the best pricing I could find.

In Topic: Standard Ceramic Glaze Issue

21 February 2015 - 10:48 AM

It could be your bisque is dusty and to dry. Wiping down the bisque with a damp sponge before glazing will reduce the amount of glaze absorbed.

In Topic: Starting With Porcelain

21 February 2015 - 10:44 AM

Thanks Everyone,

I really like the porcelain. It was so responsive to the touch. I like my clay very soft to throw with but left the clay firm for fear of making a big pile of slip. The best part was how quickly it dried. I currently switch back and forth between red and white clay. I think this would be to much work with the porcelain. I saved the last half bag to make some slab plates to decorate.

In Topic: Using Underglaze For Slip Trailing

17 February 2015 - 11:13 PM

I do as Nancey suggested. I just use the same clay that I throw with then use a glaze that shifts colors when breaking at the surface. Sometimes subtle is best.