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question re: oxides and "brushing mediums"

updated mon 2 aug 99


RoseHawke on sun 1 aug 99

H'lo folks,

Patience for a fledgeling clayperson please :^) . I've been to the archives and
haven't seen this precise question addressed, so either it hasn't or I'm using
the wrong keywords .

Most of the instructions I've managed to dredge up indicates that a dry oxide
colorant is mixed with a dry glaze and then the whole deal slaked into water. Is
there any reason that a bit of dry oxide couldn't be added to some already mixed
glaze? (I realize that it would be very hard to control the repeatability of any
effects gained through this method, especially if it were being added to a
partial container of glaze.)

Sort of in the same category, at the moment (I'm a beginner, I have enough
variables to worry about!) I'm using commercial Laguna glazes which they say
are "...formulated for dipping/pouring." and that for brushing one needs to add
some of their "brushing medium." I suspect that I'd get an answer from y'all
faster than from the company, and there's nothing like first hand experience.
Would there be any drawback to dipping some of the already mixed glaze and addin
a bit of the "medium" to it?

I just want to say that y'all have been a *marvelous* group, and I always know I
can come here if I need answers to my questions. I'm not quite so intimidated b
y'all as I was.

As a P.S. thanks to all the people that wrote me on my previous posting about th
lack of used wheels to be found! I think I answered everybody, and if for some
reason I missed someone I sincerely apologize. My computer probably ate it ;^).

in hot 'n' muggy Alabama where the grass is about tall
enough to weave into shelters now (In the morning it's too wet
from the dew to cut, in the midday it's too hot, in the evening
we get "afternoon and evening thundershowers." Then the next
day the cycle starts all over again.)


Cindy T. Riley (RoseHawke)