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low fire white to terracotta?

updated sat 31 may 97


centa uhalde on mon 19 may 97

I'm new to this list and also new to the world of ceramics, so if I make a
blunder here, please correct me. I have gotten hold of some white
bisqueware from someone quitting business selling to "paint your own
pottery" places. I'm interested in experimenting with Majolica, for one. I
prefer the more muted look of the tin glaze over a red clay body. What I'm
wondering is, can I immerse the white bisque in a red slip to mimic the
traditional look? Do I use a low fire red? Any suggestions as to
appropriate slip? How about application? Warnings? Pitfalls?