Tuesday, September 2

A dinner plate

Well here is one of the plates from my last firing. I probably should have taken a detail of the blue area. It has this cool grey-ish -webby thing going on. I am wondering if some free alumina affected it somehow as I've never really seen this before and likely never will again. The plate is pretty simple, but I like it.

Well I've reached another difficult situation. The white glaze I used for the last firing, while it dooesn't pinhole and works well with the other glazes, I have discovered is not very resistant to metal marking. So the search is on. I have tried so many it is not even funny. I have another idea I will test today. I have this old glaze I used to use, a cream color, which is very hard, shiny, and metal-mark resistant. I gave almost a full bucket away when I did my glaze elimination thing a few months ago, so I could kick myself now. But I am going to make up a test and see how that works as a liner? It could be interesting.


Judy Shreve said...

Hey Deb -- I have a ^6 recipe for Fat White that was revised by Ron Roy. I can dig it out & send it to you if you want to try it.
Love the plate!

Linda Starr said...

Thanks for the long explanations on the last post, I really appreciate it.

The colors on this plate are beautiful, the background color looks copper, I like it and I like the blue with it too.

Deborah Woods said...

Judy-I think I have figured out a temporary solution. If I layer my white under my brown, it really resists metal marking, so I'm going to give that a shot. If that doesn't seem to work out for me then I would love to test that glaze. Thanks for your help!

No problem Linda-I don't mind helping at all. Hope it wasn't too wordy and hope it made sense.

Judy Shreve said...

Just let me know if you need the white recipe. I have a question for you is your black a glaze you've mixed or a slip or a stroke & coat?

Deborah Woods said...

Thanks Judy. I use two blacks. I mix both myself. I use a glossy black for inside pots, however,I didn't really like the severity of a glossy black on the outside, so I found a satin one for that. I don't know what stroke and coat means.

Judy Shreve said...

Deborah - Stroke & Coat is the name of a pre-mixed/store-bought glaze that stays where you put it. It just sits on top - without melting with other glazes.

I have a black slip recipe that has manganese in it & I just don't want to have manganese in my studio. I don't use it or barium. My studio is in my garage which is under my kitchen. Maybe when we move & I have a separate studio building it be an issue.

I'm off to mix glazes today. I'll post photos soon.

Deborah Woods said...

That glaze sounds weird. I bet I could think of some uses though.

I've heard that you can substitute Strontium Carb for Barium. There is a ratio for subbing though-it's not a 1/1 sub. Can't remember what the ratio is.