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It will be used on Standard 266 Dark Brown clay to paint into carved recesses, and NOT glazed over with clear. I’m looking for color to stand out against the deep brown of the vitrified clay. Like rich rust, teal, green…. Possibly for white stoneware as well, but right now, it’s the dark brown carved clay project that have numerous bisqued pieces waiting for an answer. The only ones I have used are Amaco Velvets (only Velour Black) and Speedball white. I know there are other brands out there, but I don’t know which ones flux. I don’t necessarily need it to be matte finish like the Amaco Velvets: just that I am not going to paint clear into every little carving to make it shiny. I usually like matte or satin anyway. The studio where I fire my work also has glazes for low-fire “paint your own pottery”. I tested those in the colors I liked, and all of them bubbled to some extent or the colors were dull. Other people have used them, but maybe not on this clay body, and always with a high fire clear on top. The Speedball white was for a different idea: I was trying to create a white base to use certain glaze colors that don’t show well on the 266 Dark Brown, or that blister on this clay; to have part of the piece unglazed dark brown, and the glazed area over the white base. The Speedball White fluxed under a glaze on top and came up through it: a truly ugly, spotty effect. I’ve moved on to using a white slip instead for the portion I plan to glaze: though I can’t really carve properly into it. If I could find the right product for this second concept, that would be great too. Thanks for your help.
Hello! I recently purchased some Laguna Speckled Buff (WC-403) and have been throwing some pieces on the wheel. I have been looking for a perfect honey brown/light tan speckled clay and finally came across this one. Anyway, I made and fired some pieces with a Cone 6 cone in the kiln sitter and everything turned out kind of burned (?) looking and darker than I was expecting. I fired some more pieces but this time put a Cone 5 bar in the kiln sitter and got almost the same result My glazes also aren't showing up as well. Does anyone have any ideas of why it is coming out like this or have any advice? Thanks a bunch!