Lili Krakowski on thu 27 dec 07
A few weeks ago, a propos of something, I mentioned that Monona Rossol had
published a list of safer glaze ingredients.
These appeared in a ClayTimes piece of hers, and please not the title was
SAFER Glaze Ingredients. There is a note I quote: "Substances mined from
the earth often are contaminated with other materials., Be sure to get a
material safety data sheet to verify composition."
Kaolin and other clays
Potassium and Sodium feldspars
Examples of Safer Colorants and Opacifiers
(An asterisk directs one to the same note)
Iron Oxides and ilmenite
Titanium Oxide and rutile
If memory serves (!) the list was compiled by a potter, or a student of
Monona's. Sorry I can't give credit.
Be of good courage
Lee Love on fri 28 dec 07
Most traditional feldspars and clays could go in the upper list as
well as your ash from the proper sources. If you look at the lists,
you see the mainstays of highfired ware: rocks, ash and clay.
On 12/28/07, Lili Krakowski wrote:
> The List:
> Bone Ash
> Kaolin and other clays
> Magnesium Carbonate
> Nepheline syenite
> Potassium and Sodium feldspars
> Examples of Safer Colorants and Opacifiers
> (An asterisk directs one to the same note)
> Copper Oxides
> Iron Oxides and ilmenite
> Tin Oxide
> Titanium Oxide and rutile
> Zinc Oxide
> Zirconium silicate
> If memory serves (!) the list was compiled by a potter, or a student of
> Monona's. Sorry I can't give credit.
> Lili Krakowski
> Be of good courage
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