Khaimraj Seepersad on fri 16 feb 01
To All ,
I have never done this -
in the book -
Greek Vases - Dyfri Williams .
A design for Kiln .
and how to fire Terra Sigillata to the finish known
as Attic Ware . Temperatures for Oxidation , Reduction
and re- Oxidation . Needed to turn the Red Iron Oxide
into the Flux - Black iron Oxide .
This black vitreous slip will turn a razor blade . I would
imagine it is a glass .
* It can also be a red gloss slip as well .
From: ferenc jakab
Date: 16 February 2001 6:37
Subject: Ancient Greek oil lamps
>I have been approached to produce some classical era oil lamps for an
>oil producer. My research suggests that some lamps had, what one source
>calls, a black glaze liner to prevent oil saturating the terracotta body of
>the lamp. It is my understanding that the Ancient Greeks actually did not
>use glaze as we understand it, but a black "terrasigilata" and that the
>method for producing that colour is still unknown. Can any one confirm this
>and or make suggestions for a black low fire liner for these items.
>Remember I'm living in Australia. I don't have access to U.S. suppliers.