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Hello all! I’ve been wanting to play with mason stains to color my cone 6 porcelain (slip casting) clay body. I eventually want to get a feel for the whole spectrum of colors and my goal is to use combinations of different stains to get unique colors. I know that you can find out which stains are tried and true on Mason Stain’s reference guide for clay bodies but I’m curious as to what stains you all would recommend to go with for starters! I’m also wondering if you guys have played with any stains that aren’t recommended for body stains but still worked and didn’t burn out. Thanks for your time!
Dear all, I am fairly new to ceramics and have revived my interest due to forced staying at home here in the Netherlands. It's provided a means for me to stay positive in the midst of such much somberness. I've been working with a deep black firing cone 6 stoneware and want to do some bright and colorful underglaze decorations without a clear cover glaze (as I like the mattness of the unglazed surface). I've noticed how direct application of Amaco velvet underglazes (even 3 thick coats) on this clay results in muted colors as the black clay bleeds through to some extent. I happen to have a Cone 6 engobe rich in tin oxide sitting around. Is there any reason I couldn't use a thin coat of this engobe under the Velvets to provide a white background for the colors to pop? Or will the tin oxide potentially react adversely with the stains in the underglaze and alter their colors? I am grateful for any advice Best, Joris