rdrr Posted March 3 Report Share Posted March 3 I do a decent amount of work where I apply a thick slip made of the same clay body to create a varied textured surface. The textured surface is somewhat rough with littler rivlets of slip sticking to the piece with breaks in between. Once bisqued I apply a heavy coat of iron oxide wash (just IO and water) to the slip textured area . The pieces are fired to code 10 in reduction causing the io to flux with the result in that area being a dark metallic (black/blue/brown iron) sheen. Lately I've been playing with adding a coating of colored slips to the surface before adding the texture. This looks nice as it creates colored breaks in the textured areas but applying the IO in my typical fashion would eliminate the color peaking through. I could add the IO in a more painstakingly fashion by applying it to the individual rivlets of slip but I would like to see if there is a way I could add a bunch of IO to the slip to get a similar effect. I can and will begin testing increasing amounts of IO to the slip to see how far I could take it without it fluxing to much and running off the piece but I'm wondering if anyone has done anything like this? Trying to figure out how much clay is needed to just keep the IO from running or if they have any specific recipes of this sort. Currently using the clay bodies I work with as the texturing slip but if there is a better formulation for heavy IO content I would live to hear about that as well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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