Lily Krakowski on thu 19 jun 03
One of the joys of rural life is the life outside....There was some major
animal squabble that woke me at three...Ok. And now a skunk decided not to
look both ways before crossing....
John: What it appears you "have" is something like a vitreous
engobe--something halfway between a plain slip, and a glaze.
You might want to test moving "down" towards a slip, by adding a little more
clay to some of your tests, and testing under a clear glaze. If you add
clay you might consider Red Art--even Barnard/Blackbird.
It was suggested you try colorants and the suggestions are excellent, but I
think you might want to get a glaze OR a working slip FIRST and then go for
color. Among the colors you might try for ,by adding magnesium (dolomite,
talc) and then some cobalt is eggplant....Iron in larger amounts (5% up)
might work, as might titanium and rutile...
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