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mregecko

Member Since 14 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Materials For ^6 Copper Red Oxidation

Yesterday, 06:50 PM

John Britt lists a handful of copper red oxidation recipes in his The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes.  page 103.  Frits are of the common variety . . . 3110, 3124, 3134; silicon carbide mesh is 600.

 

Looks like I have even more reason to grab that book now!


In Topic: Materials For ^6 Copper Red Oxidation

Yesterday, 06:29 PM

I was afraid I might hear something like that... My glaze manipulation from base ingredients isn't the best. Fingers crossed I'll be able to figure something out. :-P


In Topic: Materials For ^6 Copper Red Oxidation

Yesterday, 06:23 PM

That article is amazing. I had no idea that was possible. I wish you luck and please post your results! 

 

 

Absolutely will do! If only I can find these darn frits... :-P


In Topic: Materials For ^6 Copper Red Oxidation

Yesterday, 06:03 PM

For the silicon carbide, consider purchasing from a lapidary abrasives supplier (for polishing gemstones).

 

Good call! I'm already finding some in the 800-1000 mesh range, that should be about the range I need. Thanks for the suggestion!

 

Now, onto finding the frits... ;-)


In Topic: Jiggering Conundrum...help With Crack!?

13 January 2016 - 10:31 PM

This has already been said I think, but looking at those plates with cracks on them, the outside is visibly considerably dryer than the center.

This kind of uneven drying will absolutely cause cracks. I'd recommend drying them upside down (on foam is a good option to prevent damage), and slowly. Wax on the rim isn't a bad idea either.