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cobalt oxide slip on earthen ware

13 June 2013 - 05:48 AM

Hi there,

So I fired six earthenware tiles which had been coated in cobalt oxide slip. Three of the tiles were lower down in the kiln than the other three. Now the lower down ones are very intense lovely blue and the slightly higher ones are slightly less blue. I fired these to 1000C with a soak of half an hour. They are for a house sign, so in effect they now dont match. Is it worth firing them again but reversing the positions to see if that helps. I just love ceramics! arrrgggg..... any suggestions appreciated. T

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Is something wrong with the profiles.

03 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I appear not to be signed in, can't look at my profile but can write a post.
Anyone else having this problem?
Thanks T

Transparent Clear Glaze

25 September 2012 - 10:39 AM


Maybe someone could point me in the right direction here. I normally use commerical transparent glaze and fire to 1000C. This glaze works fine and fits my clay. I have the chance to get my hands on about 100kgs of another brand of commerical glaze, (very cheaply hence the question) however this glaze pings and shows very fine cracks on the test pieces, not fitting the clay properly. I have no real experience in glaze mixing, where could I start in adding a flux? What would help?

Thanks Trina