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In Topic: New Copper Carb A Way Different Color!

19 March 2015 - 06:33 AM

so the lighter color green has the MOST copper?



Looking on wikipedia I get:


Azurite has 3 copper atoms in a formula weight of 344.67. 344.67/3 = 114.89


Malachite has 2 copper atoms in a formula weight of 221.1. 221.1/2 = 101.55


So (114.89/101.55) = 1.13 grams Azurite would replace 1 gram of Malachite

In Topic: New Copper Carb A Way Different Color!

19 March 2015 - 03:47 AM

Good post.

For the record can you edit the typo in the formula for Malachite, Cu2Co3(OH)2 => Cu2CuO3(OH)2

In Topic: Looking For A Book: "understanding Glazes" By Eppler Et Al.

13 March 2015 - 09:42 AM

Try bookfinder



... do a new search, specifying your location and preferred currency.

In Topic: Rims On Slump Or Hump Molds

13 March 2015 - 09:25 AM

The Romans were quite good at it.

Attached File  Samian Stamps, Mould & Bowl_600w.JPG   51.93KB   2 downloads


Photo is from http://pottedhistory...e-workshop.htmland shows a replica Samian ware bowl,

together with replica mould and stamps. Note that the mould ends in a frieze, and the pot

is much taller than the mould.


I've never seen a clear description of how they did it. Virtually all descriptions I've seen

state that the foot and rim were "added later" and done on a wheel. A few [very vague]

descriptions could be consistent with a wheel-thrown proto-pot being dropped into the 

mould and then expanded into it. In which case it would be easy to leave ample well-

shaped clay to tidy up into a rim.


Anybody know how they actually did it?

In Topic: Can I Swap Neph Sy In This Glaze?

13 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

I checked packaging and it is just labelled 'Soda Feldspar' as supplied by CTM in exeter

If it's any help to the discussion here is an analysis from CTM's site

http://www.ctmpotter...elspar Spec.pdf