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searching for plum colored glaze re: mason stains

updated sat 11 nov 06


Lynn Goodman Porcelain Pottery on thu 9 nov 06

On Nov 9, 2006, at 10:21 PM, karen gringhuis wrote:

> L -
> You could test a Mason stain to get your color. If
> you do this, read the fine print describing what
> ingredients should be avoided in your base glaze and
> FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. The is a particular oxide
> which wipes out the red in such a stain. I forget
> what it is but the Mason notes should tell you.
> You could also try coloring a base with Cerdec
> inclusion pigment Intense Red 10% + cobalt carbonate
> 1%
> Keep good notes and Good luck.

> Karen Gringhuis
> KG Pottery
> Box 607 Alfred NY 14802

If you are using stains, you want to avoid using ZINC. Even a tiny
amount will ruin the color of any chrome/tin stains ( crimsons,
pinks, purples). In addition, you need a fair amount of calcium to
develop the color. Check your base glaze--if it fits the parameters,
you should get a lovely plum with one or more stains.


Lynn Goodman
Fine Porcelain Pottery
Cell 347-526-9805