Lili Krakowski on mon 12 mar 01
Some nice person the other day asked for some wood ash containing glazes
at c. 6 electric fired.
I have fired c.6 in my woodburning kiln, and that has worked.
However Nora Braden said that wood ash effects require a woodburning kiln.
Even other fuel burners are not the same deal
As to ash: I am told that treated lumber contains all linds of evil stuff
from preservative. I would not even use ashes from a burned out
building--who knows whatg lead lurks. I do use ash from my woodburning
stoves, the neighbors' woodburning furnaces, and ash gathered in orchards
when they burn the dead branches etc. When using ash from stoves; do ot
use if too much paper (like newspaper "logs" have gone that'a'way as they
contain a lot of clay.
Lili's RAB variation.
Red Art Clay (hereinaftger RA 80
Washed Wood Ash (hereinafter WWA) 20
Ferro Frit (FF) 3134 0r 3124 5
Red Iron Oxide 5
Cobalt Carb 1
Also interesting with Barnard/Blackbird instead of RA. Probably works
with any surface clay (TEST!!!!!)
Rich cooking-chocolate brown to black, speckles where thick
AdaptWd from Cooper
Potash Spar 25
I tested, never used. Stony roughish glaze. I'd have to work on it with
added flux to suit my needs.
>From my Twice-Fired Glazes Pottery Making Illustrated ran sometime last
These glazes all are fired to c. 6 first. Then they may or may not be
refired to c.04 for color changes. Stongly affected by clay body
underneath. Use slips and check out.
These started out as ALbany glazes from Hobart Cowles's twice fired
To replicate ALBANY: Mix
This if for glazes WITH extra iron (RA has more than Albanyh)
For those without extra Iron
hannah's APPLE BUTTER
RA mix 75
Washed Ash 14
At c.6 sainy butter4scotch. More fluid over slips
At c.o4 rich satiny apple butter color.
for those who don't know apple butter--think very caramelized apple
sauce,golden ale, that idea.
RA Mix 60
Neph Sy 20
Frit 3185 20
At c.6 rich semi-trans shiny brown
at c.04 amost metallic, satiny, rich brown, with hints of dark rich red.]
i think--hello there in Albania--that surface clay fritted with any form
of washing soda, bircabonate, borax would work. You got to test. Maybe
someone can inform you about cullet. As I understand it cullet is ground
up glass used--reused, recycled--in bottle plants. N o idea what melting
point is. But in my travels have found craftsmen are he.pful to other
AND I THINK ANY SURFACE CLAY SCREENED ETC WOULD WORK. BUT AS OTHeRS HAVE
SAID WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL HAS GOTTEN INTO A TRUE SURFACE CLAY FROM A
An d I certainly would test any glaze with a good fledpar contents and
replace feldspar with ash till I reach a nice glaze.