John Rodgers on tue 10 jan 06
I need to finish a piece of work in a very dark brown stain with a hint
of red in it topped with a satin glaze.. I'm experimenting with
different colored stoneware clay bodies but so far haven't found one
that that gives me the right color with just the clear glaze over the clay.
I would appreciate any suggestions for a stain mix.
Craig Clark on tue 10 jan 06
John, back when I was still in school, I mistakenly added a bag of Red
Iron Oxide to the clay body that I was mixing up. Thought I was using
the Red Art. Didn't really know the difference. We were doing a lot of
salt firing and what we ended up with was the most lushous mahogony
colored clay that I had or have ever seen. It was just gorgeous in it's
raw form. I don't remember what it did in a non-salt fire but believe it
was a nice rich color as well. The body was our standard grunt mix of
100 lbs Texas Fire Clay (the stuff with the boulders in it that changed
from batch to batch LOL), 50 lbs Red Art, 50 lbs Ball Clay and about 10%
Keep in mind that this was a few years back and my memory is somewhat
Hope this helps
Craig Dunn Clark
619 East 11 1/2 St.
Houston, Texas 77008
John Rodgers wrote:
> I need to finish a piece of work in a very dark brown stain with a hint
> of red in it topped with a satin glaze.. I'm experimenting with
> different colored stoneware clay bodies but so far haven't found one
> that that gives me the right color with just the clear glaze over the
> I would appreciate any suggestions for a stain mix.
> John Rodgers
> Chelsea, AL
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