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colored terra sig?

updated sat 23 nov 02

 

Joe Fogarty on wed 20 nov 02


I am looking for a simple terra sig formula that takes color well. Is there
one out there? Is it even possible? I've seen it in books and magazines but
I have yet to find a recipe that is feasible for me to complete. Can you
help?

karen gringhuis on thu 21 nov 02


Joe -

Val Cushing has written instructions about terra sig
in his HANDBOOK and previously in Studio Potter. This
includes how to make it without a ball mill which I
have done, am doing and yes, it works.

How a given terra sig takes color seems to me to be
directly related to the clay used. Although TS is
thought of as low fire earthenware, a high fire
version using a white clay is possible. What do you
have in mind?






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Karen Gringhuis
KG Pottery
Box 607 Alfred NY 14802

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Snail Scott on thu 21 nov 02


At 04:39 PM 11/20/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I am looking for a simple terra sig formula that takes color well.


Just ball clay and mason stain.
Why use a recipe?

-Snail