Kat Valenzuela on tue 1 oct 02
Just finished a cone 10 firing with quite a few copper red pots in there.
Yip you guessed it! Reduction was all over the place--- windy day and blah
No reds at all, just a small flicker here and there to tease me.
Now I heard you can take copper red pots and re-fire them to cone 06 or
get the red back! Is this true? and does anybody know of this or is it a
bad rumor to make me think that there is a simple cure to fix my pots?
Kat in the Hat
Dannon Rhudy on wed 2 oct 02
Subject: fed up with my copper red .. help!
...Reduction was all over the place--- windy day and blah
> blah blah.
> > Now I heard you can take copper red pots and re-fire them to cone 06 or
> something and
> get the red back.......>
Pete Pinnell has done some research that shows that reds can
SOMETIMES be brought out in glazes re-fired to cone 04 in
electric. However, the red has to be there in the first place, i.e.,
reduction must have been there at the right time, right temp - or
there is no red to BRING back. You could try it, but it is most
likely that if you had a really windy day reduction in the kiln might
not have been steady.
Get Pinnell's articles and read them. They are excellent, and worth
whatever time and trouble you might take to get the benefit of his
many years of experience. They were published in Clay Times, a
couple three years ago or so - a four part series, I think. Check
with Clay Times.