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Friday, August 02, 2013

Low Fire Friday - Semi Matte Glaze

An opaque glaze that has a more glossy than matte appearance, despite the name. (See the glare on these test tiles without a camera flash?) What I love about this glaze are the little variations, or specks of color that add depth and dimension to the surface.



Semi Matte Glaze - Cone 04

Frit 3124...............73
EPK.....................14
Talc......................14
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                          100
+Bentonite..............1  

For Color add
Blue: + 2% Copper carbonate and 0.5% Cobalt carbonate
Jade green: 3% Copper carbonate

These test tiles had 2-3 even coats of medium-thick glaze applied by brush.

Cheers!
Meagan
Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 14-Aug-2013 02:55 PM
Hi Mary,

I've never had the red iron oxide stick using this application, so stacking your tiles should be fine.

Thanks for the pictures! Glad things are working out for you!

Meagan
Anonymous commented on 09-Feb-2014 11:04 AM
Do you use paint on your work
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Friday, April 05, 2013

Low Fire Friday - Raw materials needed for low fire glazes

If you were starting from scratch and needed to buy raw materials and chemicals for low fire glaze mixing, what would you need?

But wait, let me back up...

It started in January. My annual studio clean up. But this year, I did a seriously over-due, deep cleaning. Top to bottom - reorganized, threw away junk, recycled, sold unused equipment/supplies, and built a new glazing area. The new glazing area brings me to today's edition of Low Fire Friday. 

The inspiration for my glaze area over-haul came from Emily Murphy Pottery. Here's her space...


And here's my before and after...

It's a dream! Compulsively organized, just like I like it. All that cleaning up, throwing, away, and organizing all those chemicals got me thinking, which raw materials do I use most often? And what would qualify as "must-haves" so that I could mix all my favorite glazes. 

Without further ado, here's the grocery list I came up with


These materials and the quantities listed would give you enough to make one 500g batch (the size of a large yogurt container) of each of the following: My Favorite Crawl Glaze, Todd's Texture, Bleeding Cake, Lizard Skin, Base 3, Base 4,and Pete Pinnell's white slip. All of which were featured in a Low Fire Friday post.

The materials I listed above are definitely enough to get you started with a few low fire glazes. But if you're looking for more, I like to have the materials listed below readily available so that when I come across an irresistible glaze recipe, I have what I need to do the testing. The 50lbs of Red Art and XX Sagger are for terra sigillata. I buy most of my raw materials from Highwater Clays, so the prices quoted are from their website. 

Some other materials I have on hand are:



What about you? What raw materials do you use the most? What did I overlook? 

Thanks for checking in and happy glazing!




Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Tammy commented on 08-Apr-2013 10:52 AM
Thanks for posting the list of chemicals you feel would get a mixer off to a good start with glaze mixing. I am acquiring chemicals and equipment as I find they are necessary, and will soon have a nice base to build on.
As far as Emily Murph'y workspace, yes, it looks nice, and might be something to aspire to. There's a reason it looks so neat, organized, and desirable. SHE DOESN'T USE IT.
If you look at her blog, she hasn't posted since early December, 2012, and that post isn't about pots.
Her Etsy store remains empty, and has been for a year or two.
She never blogs about her pots in coming shows or exhibits, so what, exactly is she doing with all those chemicals, and that nice space? Nothing.
At least a messy work area that is being used to turn out pots or paintings. or weavings or sculptures is one that indicates artistic expression, life, growth.
A work area that is as neat as a pin is easy to achieve if you never use it.
I'd rather see blog posts, messy work areas, and pots, painting, sculpture,etc. any day, wouldn't you?
Keep at it, and best of luck!
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 08-Apr-2013 03:36 PM
Hi Tammy,

Thanks for your comment. Best of luck setting up your studio and stocking your glazing area! What an exciting adventure.

Yes, a messy area is often the sign that creativity is taking place! Who has time to clean when inspiration strikes!

I follow Emily Murphy more of facebook, than through her blog.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151571204547122&set=a.404434852121.179930.233158042121&type=1&theater

From what I can tell, she was just glazing and unloading a kiln a week or so ago - with her 2 year old daughter attempting to "help." As the mother of two small children myself (2.5 yrs and 7 months), I personally find Emily's studio/life journey/struggle inspirational. It's helpful for me to see other artists/mothers who are trying to balance it all. And I'm guilty of ignoring my Etsy shop and blog from time to time too. Oops. Oh well, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. What can you do?

Thanks again for reading and following along with me! As always, I welcome suggestions and if you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Friday, March 01, 2013

Low Fire Friday - Thick is the Trick

I often get emails with questions about the crawl glazes that I have posted previously for Low Fire Friday

  • "How do you apply your glazes?" 

There are several ways of applying glaze. Dipping the piece into a large bucket of glaze. Pouring a thin, liquid glaze onto a piece. Spraying on a glaze. Or Brushing on the glaze. 

I almost exclusively use the brush method. Whether it is a glaze, slip, underglaze, or oxide, I prefer to use a brush. Since I apply multiple colors in specific areas, brushes give me the ability to control placement and composition. 

  • "I brushed my glazes, but they didn't crawl like yours? What happened?"

Well, one of the biggest "secrets" is to mix and apply these type of glazes THICK. And by thick, I mean like cake frosting. It isn't a matter of "How many coats?". Usually, just one "frosting" will to the trick. They end up being about 1/16" - 1/8" thick.  (Another reason brush application is preferred over other methods.) 

When the glaze has dried on the bisque ware you should see the crackle or crawl pattern. This is also when the glaze is the most fragile, and tends to chip when over-handled. (Right photo below.) When using crawl glazes in combination with non-crawl glazes, I apply the crawl glaze last, and then immediately load it in the kiln if possible.

Another tip: Be mindful of the direction you apply the glaze. This crawl glaze will tend to pick up brush strokes. Where the glaze is the thickest, the crawl beads will be larger. Thinner glaze = smaller beads. 

Happy Glazing!

Want this low fire crawl glaze recipe? Click here


Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Anonymous commented on 27-Apr-2015 12:15 AM
Any ideas as to what would happen if tin or rutile were added to this glaze? Or what happens when it's not brushed on but dipped?
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 06-Jul-2015 12:11 PM
Hi,

I apologize for my delayed reply!

You'd have to do some tests, but my guess is that the tin could make the glaze whiter and more opaque. Rutile could make the glaze color come out more honey-yellow, depending on the amounts.

In my experience, it has been difficult to get this glaze thick enough when dipping. Try it out, though!
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Friday, January 04, 2013

Low Fire Friday - Barium Blues (Guest Artist - Emma Williams)

Hello and Happy New Year! Hope your holidays were filled with lots of family, friends, and good times.

I'm back with a another edition of of Low Fire Fridays. Starting the year off by featuring the stunning glazes of Emma Williams Ceramics. Emma emailed me last month asking for help troubleshooting some issues she was having with my favorite low fire crawl glaze. She is graciously sharing two of her favorite recipes with us today.

Emma graduated from the Nottingham Trent University in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Decorative Arts, specializing in ceramics. Since then she's taught ceramics, apprenticed with other potters, and still found time to create her own work! For the past ten years, she has been selling her pottery through galleries and events in the U.K and in her Nottingham City Centre studio (at Nottingham Artists' Group).

Here's what Emma has to say about her work and the glazes she uses...

Inspiration for my work comes from a myriad of influences from the natural world. In particular, the textures and colours that can be found there. For several years I made a range of hand-built work glazed by dipping and pouring on an Emily Myers barium recipe (see below) in combination with another dry textured barium low-fire glaze (Aqua Blue, also listed below) and inlaid copper oxide, to produce a range of vibrant blue, turquoise and purple shades with metallic hints
Urchin Form - 2011. Coil built onto a press-moulded base, white stoneware clay. Copper oxide inlaid into texture, barium and copper glaze. Fired in an electric kiln at 1050ºC. 13 cm H

In 2012 I began to experiment with a new range of work, and have now extended my glaze palette on new decorative white earthenware and black stoneware clay vessel forms to include new colours and textures, including some of Meagan's beautiful crawl glaze recipes! I still use my original dry barium glazes on some pieces, though now often in combination with other glaze textures and colours

Small Round Bowls - 2012. Press-moulded. Black stoneware clay, Aqua Blue copper and Blue cobalt barium glazes over white slip, toasted brown and white crawl glazes. Fired in an electric kiln to 1050ºC. 5.5cm H

Emily Myers Blue - 1050ºC/1922oF or a hot cone 04

Barium Carbonate...............40
China Clay...........................19
Nepheline Syenite............ ...19
Flint/Silica.............................10
Lithium Carbonate.................5

For Vibrant Purple: +Copper Carbonate.................3.5
OR
For Deep Blue: +Cobalt Carbonate...................3

I had some problems with this glaze a few years back, it seemed to lose it's mattness. Removing the lithium seemed to remedy the problem, but meant that the surface was a little 'flatter', so I now often use in combination with copper oxide speckles to liven it up!

Aqua Blue Dry Glaze* - (I fire this to approx. 1050ºC) - 1050ºC/1922oF or a hot cone 04 (*Here "Dry Glaze" is referring to the matte quality of the surface of the glaze after firing.)

Nepheline Syenite..............40
Barium Carbonate..............30
Ball Clay.............................15
Zinc Oxide............................5
Black Copper Oxide.............4

To see more of Emma's beautiful work, check out the following links:
Emma Williams Ceramics Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmmaWilliamsCeramics

Emma, thank you again for taking the time to share these glazes with us. If anyone else has any low fire recipes, tips, or techniques you'd like to share, shoot me an email.

On another note, I wish I could guarantee that Low Fire Friday will be Monthly Feature for all of 2013. However, with a 2 year old and a 4 month old, my time at the computer is a bit sporadic these days. I'll do my best to keep the recipes coming though!

Cheers!
Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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jennifer commented on 07-Feb-2013 07:30 PM
these are beautiful! would it possible to find out what black clay body she used for these? i am researching black clays... thanks for the post & the glaze recipes!
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 06-Mar-2013 04:35 PM
Hey Jennifer!

I apologize for my delayed response.I am still learning how to navigate my new website and blog, and just discovered your comment today. Yikes!

I will get in touch with Emma as well as Nigel Rudolph to ask about the black clays they use. http://www.rudolphclaystudios.com/

Stay tuned and thanks for your patience!

Meagan
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 07-Mar-2013 01:36 PM
Nigel uses Standard Clay #266. I still haven't heard from Emma, but will let you know as soon as I do.

Cheers!
Krishna commented on 23-Sep-2014 05:22 PM
Hi Megan
The barium blue glazes are lovely.
When you say that you use copper oxide speckles what do you mean? Do you mean a granular version of copper oxide?
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 03-Nov-2014 09:19 PM
Hi Krishna,

I'm assuming what Emma is using in these glazes is the granular version of copper oxide, but I'm not 100% positive. You could contact Emma via her website or facebook to confirm:

www.ew-ceramics.co.uk
www.facebook.com/EmmaWilliamsCeramics

Thanks for reading!
Meagan

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Low Fire Friday - Slip trailing with white slip

The following was originally posted March 12, 2009. I'm taking this opportunity to edit and update the info for this month's edition of Low Fire Friday
 

A few years ago I started incorporating clay slip trailing into my work and have been having lots of fun with it. Here's the recipe for you to try.


Pete Pinnell's White Slip
40 OM4
40 Talc
10 Silica
10 Nepheline Syenite
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100

+10 Frit 3124
+7 Zircopax

(You can also add a few drops of sodium silicate - a deflocculant that helps reduce viscosity and makes the slip easier to apply with a slip bottle.)

There are a variety of slip trailing bottles out there in many shapes and sizes. You'll want to experiment with a few until you find the style that you enjoy most. Some things to think about 1) the size of the tip opening can have an effect on line thickness it creates 2) how hard is the plastic? You're could be squeezing for awhile, so you want a bottle that's softer and easier to work with. 3) how much slip do you want it to hold?

Try drawing a practice line first to check thickness and to make sure the bottle isn't clogged. A sewing needle can be used to unclog the tip if needed.

Squeeze and draw away! It's a lot like decorating a cake. I like to wait until the clay is leather hard because the clay forms are easier to hold and work with at this stage.
A sample of slip stippling.
A group of unfired, slip decorated Minis.
A few glaze fired sample of how glazes will "break" and pool over the slip giving the surface added depth and dimension.
More glaze fired samples.

The glossy glaze used in the above samples is the Base 4 that was shared in August's edition of Low Fire Friday.

Here's a more recent Tile Plaque also incorporating this same slip, but with a different finished look.

 

Happy Glazing!

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Sue commented on 02-Nov-2012 07:54 AM
Love the forms and I also love to use slip to decorate pieces. Will have to try the slip recipe you posted. Thanks.
Henry Pope commented on 09-Nov-2012 02:53 PM
Another sure-fire slip that can be put on thick:
neph sy 20
EPK 20
Silica 20
OM-4 40
I was given the recipe by Rob Forbes, long gone from pottery; though I've seen other sources of the recipe. In his clay day, Rob put the slip on really thick with a large house-painter's brush and fired around your temperature.

Anonymous commented on 27-Feb-2013 01:35 PM
Hi Meagan,

Thanxs for you super posts !
I am new at pottery and am totally enamoured with all that is clay. I wish to prepare my first home made slip following your Pete Pinels white slip recipe. how much water would you say you would mix with dry ingredients? Thank you so much

Elise S, from sunny isles Florida and Quebec, Canada
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 06-Mar-2013 04:24 PM
Sue, Henry, and Elise - Thank you for your comments! I apologize for my delayed response. I am still learning how to navigate my new website and blog. Whew!

Elise - I generally add water gradually and mix until the sip consistency is between buttermilk and yogurt. Hope that helps! I'd love to hear how your first homemade slip experience went!

Cheers Everyone!
Meagan
Ale commented on 09-Apr-2013 02:40 AM
Hi Meagan,

I'm also rather new with pottery and I'm willing to try your recipe. I never done slip decoration. Do you add slip decoration just to unfired pieces? How do you glaze after bisque-fired? I'm wondering how the slip decoration remains white while the rest of your tile is colored. Thanks
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Friday, October 05, 2012

Low Fire Friday - Glaze layering (Guest Artist Martina Lantin)

What a treat to have Martina Lantin as this month's Low Fire Friday Guest Artist. And Martina is sharing not 1, but 2 recipes with us!  Whoohoo!


I had the pleasure of meeting Martina while we were teaching at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts this past August. Though I've know her work for awhile, it's always great to meet the maker behind the handmade. Instantly, I was won over by her easy going, but professional nature and enjoyed conversations we had in and out of the studio all week.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Martina Lantin received her Bachelor of Art from Earlham College (1996) and her Master of Fine Art from NSCAD University (2009).  She has been an artist in residence at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD and Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Gatlinburg,TN.  Currently, Martina is a professor at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT.

Selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly (2002), her work has been recognized in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions. In 2010 Martina was award an Individual Artist Grant by the Tennessee Arts Commission.  She has also published articles in both Studio Potter and Pottery Making Illustrated.

Committed to the joys of working in earthenware, which she describes as chocolate porcelain, Martina creates functional ceramics through thrown and altered forms.  The thin layer of white slip serves to accentuate the construction methods and to invite an exploration of the making process.


Here are the low fire glazes and application technique Martina is sharing with us today:

WOODY HUGHES BASE GLAZE – CONE 04 – good with colorants
Gerstley Borate 26
Lithium Carbonate 4
Frit 3124 30
NephalineSyenite 20
EPK 10
Flint 10


Colorants can be metallic oxides or carbonates or mason stains, singly or in combination.

Colors in the image:

Blue green:   2% copper carbonate and 3% deep orchid stain
Violet:            5% orchid stain and 1.5% rutile



OPAQUE GLOSS: (rated for cone 015 – as an over-glaze enamel)
Frit 3134 36.4
Pemco ‘P-25’ (frit 3269) 55.6
EPK 8
Add tin 10


Colorants – stains or oxides.  Do your own tests to develop your palette – start with 2 – 10 %



First, the Opaque Gloss is slip trailed onto the piece (in the example photo - the colors you see are from the slip decoration applied prior to bisquing).  Spaces in the design motif can be filled in with colored versions of the Woody Hughes base (brush application works best for filling in areas with color).  Woody Hughes base glaze is applied to cone 05 bisqueware, ideally poured or dipped.

You can also play with waxing over the colored Woody's glazes or not before you cover with the clear glaze – depending on the fluidity desired.  The clear Woody's Base glaze can be very thin for dipping, however when the stains or oxides are added for the colored glazes, thicker is better for brushing purposes.

Martina then fires to cone 03 using a kiln sitter or cone 04 when using a computer program with cone 04 on the program and 25 minute hold at the end.

So, there you have it! Martina let us in on some of the secrets of how she gets such beautiful, fluid results in her work!

Hope you're having a wonderful Friday!

Meagan
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Laura commented on 06-Nov-2012 02:06 PM
I ♥ Martina Lantin's work! Thank you so much for this.
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Friday, September 07, 2012

Low Fire Friday - Amaco Velvet Underglazes

During the Arrowmont Residency Reunion this past May, we (the 50 former Resident Artists that attended) were encouraged to collaborate on various projects that would be donated to Arrowmont for display, auction, or the permanent collection.

In the ceramic studio we tackled making 100+ mugs that would be left in the dining hall for student use during the course of Arrowmont's one-week workshops. Most of the mugs that resulted from this exciting project were touched by multiple hands. Someone would throw/trim the mug, someone else would add a handle, then it would get passed along for decoration/surface design. After it was bisque fired, someone else would apply the final glaze and then it was off to get fired again.

During the course of this process, I found myself as a "decorator" and discovered a new obsession - Amaco Velvet Underglazes!

Here is the finished Arrowmont Official Birthday Mug. I wish I could report who made the mug and who added the handle, but Brian Hiveley did the carving and illustration and I worked on the underglazes.

 


The underglazes were applied to greenware. After bisque firing, a black mason stain wash was applied and then a clear glaze was applied over the entire surface.


Look at the amazing color range available from Amaco!

The color palette in my work has been getting brighter and brighter over the years. (Possibly coinciding with living in Florida?) And I'm now finding that these underglazes are just what I was looking for to add that extra pop of color and still allow me to get a smooth gradation I've been wanting.


Invigorate
, earthenware and kiln cast glass, 16" x 13" x 7"

The piece above had 2 coats of Amaco's Hunter Green, Blue Green, Teal Blue, Royal Blue, and Purple mixed and blended on greenware and then fired to cone 04.

I doubt I've given up my crunchy, crawly glazes, but this new direction excites me! And for those reading who may not be into mixing their own glazes, I thought it would be helpful to know some great commercial glaze options.

Cheers!
Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Low Fire Friday: Bonus Edition - Reader Results with Crawl

I recently received an exciting email from a reader who has been working with the Low Fire Crawl glaze I featured in January's Low Fire Friday segment.

Rand O'Brien from New Hampshire writes:

"I have been using your Magnesium crawl in raku with wonderful results. The spaces between the beads seal against carboning and the beads "stick" very well. Your dark Turquoise develops a beautiful luster in reduction."

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How exciting! It wouldn't have occurred to me to try this same glaze with a different firing method, but Rand is getting beautiful results! Kudos to you!

Here's a re-posting of the Low Fire Crawl recipe Rand is referring too:

Crawl Glaze - Cone 04

Gerstley Borate            46.5
Magnesuim Carbonate 31.0
EPK                            18.6
Borax                            3.9
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                                  100.0
+ Zircopax                     5.5

For color add...

Beige/pale yellow: + red iron oxide 1% Dark turquoise/jade: + copper carbonate 5% Light turquoise/jade: + copper carbonate 1%
To see glaze test tiles of this recipe fired to cone 04 check out the original LFF post

Rand, Thank you so much for sharing your results! That luster halo with the turquoise is amazing!

If anyone else has tried any of the Low Fire Friday glazes and would like to share how they've worked for you, email me at info@MeaganChaney.com and I'll be happy to put together a Bonus Edition featuring your work.

Cheers!
Meagan

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Friday, August 03, 2012

Low Fire Friday - A brief into to glazes and glaze mixing

Glaze – A Brief Intro
A glaze is glassy substance that has been adhered to the surface of ceramics through firing. It is made up of a glass former, a stabilizer and a flux

 

The glass former is the glass. Typically this will be in the form of silica/flint

The stabilizer is what keeps the glass from completely running off of the ceramic piece. Alumina is the main stabilizer and is found in clay.

The flux is an oxide (generally Alkaline) which causes ceramic fusion when combined with other oxides and heated.

Glaze recipes are usually written as a list with ingredients totaling 100%. This base glaze is usually clear/white. Any colorants, opacifiers, suspenders, and gums are written below the 100% line and are added as a percentage of the total glaze.

Base 4 
Base Glaze Frit 3195 65

Gerstly Borate 10

Wollastonite 15

EPK 10


100




Bentonite 2



Colorants

Dark Brown Red Iron Oxide 10

Glazes are usually measured and mixed by weight. However, any unit of weight can be used as long as it is constant throughout the entire recipe. I weigh my materials out in grams and typically mix a 500g batch (about the size of a large yogurt container). This means that I would multiply each material the recipe by 5. 

So, I would actually be measuring and mixing the above recipe like this…

Base 4 
Base Glaze Frit 3195 65 325g

Gerstly Borate 10 50g

Wollastonite 15 75g

EPK 10 50g


100 500g





Bentonite 2 10g




Colorants


Dark Brown Red Iron Oxide 10 50g


Water is added until the desired consistency is reached. This is a matter of preference and application technique. I brush my glazes on super, SUPER thick, so my glazes are usually about the consistency of Greek yogurt.

I hope this answered a few of your questions and will help get you started if you're new to glaze mixing. If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment or email me. 
Cheers! Meagan

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Friday, July 06, 2012

Low Fire Friday - Base 3

Recently, I've been doing a lot of tests and line blends looking for a reliable, food-safe, base glaze that works well with Mason Stains. And I think I just may have found one that suits my needs!! 

Base 3 has a glossy surface, though not super crazy shiny. It's a bit semi-opaque with lower percentages of stains, and becomes opaque when higher percentages are added.


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Base 3 - Cone 04
Frit 3134       75
EPK             15
Silica             10
__________________
                   100

Bentonite         2%


For color add...
The Mason Stains I've tested are:

  • #6236 - Chartreuse
  • #6026 - Lobster
  • #6379 - Robins Egg
  • #6025 - Coral Red
  • #6201 - Celadon

The test tiles pictured have line blends of these stains. A line blend is an easy way to get fairly quick results when testing colorant/stain in a glaze.

I mixed up a 100g batch of Base 3 for each of the above Mason Stains. (That's five separate 100g batches.) For each batch I started by adding 1% Mason Stain, or 1g. Then, to test how the glaze would look with 3% Mason Stain, I added 2g. Yes, only 2g because my 100g test batch already has 1g in it. For a 5% Mason Stain, I then only needed to add another 2g, and so on. It can get tricky so I always write all this down before I get started. Between each addition I brush a stripe on my test tile before moving on and adding more Stain.

I tested each Stain at 1%, 3%, 5%, 8%, 10%, 12%, 15%, 18%, and 20%. Some of the differences are too subtle to see in these images, but are more viable in person. 

This will give you a nice range of color saturation for each Stain. From these results you can decide what you like and do further testing if desired.

So, for example, if you like the color/look of the third stripe from the left on the Celadon Line Blend, then you would mix up the Base glaze with the addition of the 2% Bentonite and then 5% Mason Stain #6201 - Celadon.

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I've labeled each image with the Mason Stain used and tried to test all colors on both red and white clay. (Though you can see the state of some of my test tiles is a bit rough and I'm missing red clay samples for the Lobster Stain and Chartreuse Stain.)

 

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Lots of testing, but if you're (crazy) like me, you love this part of the process! If you've got questions, just leave a comment or shoot me an email.

Well, happy glaze testing. Meagan

Meagan. Chaney Gumpert
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Elise Somers commented on 04-Mar-2013 08:58 AM
Hi Meagan,
Xtra big thanxs for your posts. I would like to use Mason stains in a mat glaze? ( Like amaco velvets) So I can do multiple firings. Any recipes, ideas? Have great morning

Elise Somers

http://lafandudesign.blogspot.com/
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 06-Mar-2013 04:47 PM
Hi Elise,

You're looking for a base glaze that has a mat surface? One you could color by adding mason stains? I don't have one I currently use, but let me check my notebook to see if I have a recipe I could recommend trying. I'll get back to you with that ASAP!

Thanks again for checking in!
Meagan Chaney Gumpert commented on 07-Mar-2013 08:20 PM
I found this matte glaze in my notes. I haven't tested it, but it looks pretty good.

Zaedar Matte Cone 05/04

Lithium Carbonate 7
Wollastonite 25
Frit 3134 40
OM4 22
Silica/Flint 6

Good luck! I'd love to hear how it turns out!

Meagan
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