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pink underglaze and thanks

updated wed 19 sep 07


Beth Spindler on mon 17 sep 07

Can you explain further??

As I do want a bubble gum looking stain, glaze color for several things I am making to benefit the breast care center where I diagnosed, treated and basically cured!!!!! Just got my go-ahead to get back into clay today - 7 wk post-op checkup.? I am flying right now.? God is GREAT and the universe has aligned its stars, spirits in my favor. Big exhale here.? Thank you again clayarters for sticking with me with your wonderful emails and prayers, and suggestions about this in-between time with clay and recovery.?
And to check email and see this about bubble gum colored stain/ is indeed sweet for me right now.? Storms do pass (?and it has been a very stormy, scary summer for me) ?and Light prevails.....

Hugs to all,
Beth in the cooler and getting more colorful each day Blue Ridge Mtn Foothills of VA

PS? I saw a Dan Finch pot on Friday at the Pocosin Arts Center in Columbia, NC...Wow? Wow!!!
It was to be auctioned off at the annual fundraiser on Saturday - which had been sold out for weeks.
Go PAC in Columbia, NC!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Martell
Sent: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 4:13 pm
Subject: Re: Pink underglaze

You might try Mason Stain #6020 Manganese/Alumina Pink. It's very stable?
in slips and is actually used as a claybody stain. It's very refractory?
though. If you like the color of Bazooka Bubble Gum, this is the stain for?
regards, Craig Martell Hopewell, Oregon?
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Craig Martell on tue 18 sep 07

Beth was asking:
>Can you explain further??

Hello Beth:

I'm not totally sure about what you want to know other than the stain is
pink and it works as an underglaze.

You can use it in a white slip and apply to your pieces via the usual
methods, spraying, dipping, pouring, brushing. If you use a white clay,
just dry some of it out and mash it into chunks, weigh and add stain by
percentage. You'll want to make some tests tiles to see what % will work
best for the color you want. Try 10 tiles and add 1% to 10% of the
stain. Just a suggestion.

Is that what you wanted to know?

regards, Craig Martell Hopewell, Oregon