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Loking at old glaze book. What are your predictions for this c 03 glaze DeBoos Frit 3134 90 Bentonite 20 Addtitives Rutile 5 Rio 2 Am goingto mix today. Nog lookin forward to handling the bentonite. Looking for an opaque base to cover terracotta for a student...old school student come back to area for 6 months covid and I relented!
Hi all, I'm based up in Finland and we have a lot of very clean local clay deposits. It's grey and fires to a dark red brown at the top end of it's range which I would guess is around 1100C looking at the glow. (the test we did was in a self built wood downdraft kiln without any cones or thermocouple. It started to boil and melt) There was a brick works on the site where I got the clay up until the '50's, so I know the clay is usable in some form or another. There is a LOT of clay around here, I guess as a result of glaciation? I dug a heap of clay about 15 years ago and it's been wrapped
Hello! I got all the ingredients today to mix my first batch of glaze - Kitten’s Clear - from John Britt’s book on mid-fire glazes. Trouble is, the recipe calls for an added 2% of bentonite and the girl who helped me gather all the ingredients either missed/skipped or forgot it. How essential is the bentonite? Can I proceed without it? I plan to add some whiting and stain. If it’s essential, can someone link a good place to buy some online? I actually have a 100% bentonite clay powder I use for a face mask - would that work as a replacement? thanks!