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Ferric Oxide To Label Test Tiles

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After 25 years away from my dear clay I have started a studio.  I remember enough to be dangerous lol.   I know I will have to test, test, test, and think I remember that you can use a little red iron oxide and water mixed to write on the bottom of the test tiles so I can identify them and keep notes.  I used to work in cone 9 stoneware, we had wonderful reduction, salt and raku kilns which I loved, and I still have my notes and recipes from when I was at Herron.  My problem (or opportunity, whichever way you want to look at it) is that I don't have access to natural gas on my property.  I only have an old electric kiln, and this is making me look at lower fired possibilities.  I am also looking at pit firing, since I have a nice area to do it.  Do any of you have suggestions on good books that I can read? 

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I use ceramic pencils for writing on test tiles or test pots, but you don't really say what you'll be testing.

There are many books out there for whatever subject you are looking into.

Go to the Ceramic Arts Daily (upper left of this site) and check out their videos, their indexes are list below.

 

Marcia

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Thanks Marcia, I will be testing glazes at first. I don't have crayons at hand, but I do have the iron oxide.  Can I use it mixed with a little water to write on my glaze test tiles so I can tell them apart?

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I use a mix of 50/50 red iron oxide and gillespie borate with water but pure iron oxide would probably work. I have never been very delicate with a paint brush so my naming is crude. You can see it on these tiles.

 

You just need a smaller brush.

I use straight iron oxide all the time. I find that glaze pencils fade or burn off.

TJR.

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