Rose Bauer on tue 24 jan 06
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 07:30:58 -0500, Dawn wrote:
..... Stark white line at the bottom of a footring....
You might try coating the footring with a colored terra sigillata... the
sig makes for a nice transition, and you don't have to worry about the pots
sticking to the kiln shelves.
from the shadow of the Canadian Rockies ...and with an eye towards Portland!
see you there.
Dawn on tue 24 jan 06
Some time ago I remember a topic about staining footrings on white clay.
Couldn't find it in archives. I use cone 6 porcelain and am now
experimenting with a glaze that looks like cast iron. I'm not sure I like
the stark white line at the bottom of the footring. Could I stain the
footring in this case and if so, what recipe?
Fredrick Paget on tue 24 jan 06
> I use cone 6 porcelain and am now
>experimenting with a glaze that looks like cast iron. I'm not sure I like
>the stark white line at the bottom of the footring. Could I stain the
>footring in this case and if so, what recipe?
Why not lightly glaze the footring and the bottom and use a ceramic stilt?
From Fred Paget,
Marin County, CA, USA
Charter Member Potters Council
Eleanora Eden on thu 9 feb 06
I recently did some tests on just this issue. I mixed red iron ox,
rutile, and a combo of the two with wax resist. Applied the tinted
wax resist to the footrings of bowls, fired as normal. The red iron
ox and rutile tests tended to come off on my hands after firing, but
the rutile/red iron oxide combo stuck completely and looked really
nice. This was cone 3. Would love to hear if anybody else tries
I'm nowhere near my notes but 1/2 tsp colorant to 1 tblsp wax resist
sounds about right.
Veena Raghavan on sun 26 mar 06
Thanks for your idea for staining footrings. I don't like the white porcelain
footrings, if I am using an iron saturated glaze, so I tried your idea, but
at cone 9-10 reduction. It looked good but was rather rough to the touch. I
wonder if anyone has any suggestion on how to make it feel smooth.
Thanks, Eleanora, for the tip, and thanks anyone who has further input.
In a message dated 2/9/2006 11:09:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> the rutile/red iron oxide combo stuck completely and looked really
> nice. This was cone 3. Would love to hear if anybody else tries
> I'm nowhere near my notes but 1/2 tsp colorant to 1 tblsp wax resist
> sounds about right.