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Karen B

Member Since 11 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 16 2014 09:03 AM

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In Topic: Container For Dip Glazing Plates

07 September 2014 - 10:38 PM

I am probably overlooking some obvious solutions. I want to glaze some plates (many are square 12x12 so they are even wider than 12 if dipped on the bias). I have buckets of glaze but they aren't large or deep enough. I also don't want to have to prepare large quantities of seldom used glazes.

I want to transfer glaze into another container that would accommodate the shape of the plate but not require huge amounts of glaze. Even if I could only dip halfway I'd be happy and just overlap some glazes.

Any suggestions other than making one out of clay and glazing the inside to make it easy to clean?


When I read your question, I thought maybe I wrote it in my sleep because I have the exact one on my mind. I searched many container type stores in person and on line and could not find narrow rectangle that was wide enough. I ended up making large batches of glaze and using my Kitchen mop bucket which is wide enough to dip over the halfway mark of some large 14 inch plates. I've attached some small samples of what I'm doing. If I try to dip in a wide flat tray, the rims are at the angle of the dip. I realize i will have to build a plate dipper as the glaze batch size decreases.

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In Topic: Crocus Martis Yellow? Grog Brains.

20 August 2014 - 11:41 PM

karen, i have some yellow ocher if you would like it.  have had it since early 90s and never used it. it weighs about a pound on my 1950s baby scale.  it is yours for postage if you like.


Yes, I would like it. That is generous of you.

In Topic: Crocus Martis Yellow? Grog Brains.

20 August 2014 - 11:37 PM

Ah intuition somewhere you knew it was ok!  Nice glaze Karen it really picks up the texture.  Now what is cheaper? Crocus or Ochre? 


,Thanks Babs.   I'll have to remember to look at the catalog when I go into the studio to look it up.


I don't think it is calcined, doesn't say on the label.

In Topic: Crocus Martis Yellow? Grog Brains.

18 August 2014 - 08:13 PM

Hope the person who was not going to kiln wash her shelves is reading......

Good luck Karen.

Got the chem comp of Yellow ochre?? FeOH

Prob will be paler as from reading, crocus martis unless calcined will gas off a lot in firing. therefore weight for weight it will give less colouring effect.( I think) Croc  FeSO4

Wanted to thank you for the chem comp Babs.

In Topic: Crocus Martis Yellow? Grog Brains.

18 August 2014 - 08:11 PM

Lucky me. The test on the left is the glaze from the test batch. The test on the right is the new batch with the crocus martis yellow.


Just a note that the other colorant is Copper Carb.



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