Daniel Sommerfeld on tue 7 oct 03
Long time reader.
First time poster.
I have been making a small amount of slip cast ware for the past year. I
primarily Salt fire the work with good results.
However, I'm looking for a good slipcasting recipe that can give me a good
orange peel effect that has eluded me with the porcelain recipe that I
like. Over the year I have tried two commercially available products from
Laguna. One is their "speckstone" stoneware which is quite boring in the
salt - just a dull light brown (of course that is just my opinion); and
their other product is "toshi" porcelain which isn't bad, but not as
vibrant white as my porcelain recipe.
If anyone knows of some other commercial ^10 casting slips available I'd be
willing to give it a try?
As I said I'm very happy with my porcelain (other than the cost with the
majority of the recipe being Grolleg), but I want a stoneware recipe that
gives a good orange in the salt.
I am currently trying some variations on the 25/25/25/25 recipe of
Ball/Kaolin/Flint/Custer using XX Sagger and EPK in one and Goldart and EPK
in the other, but I am not holding my breath until I see some results.
Any help would be appreciated.
By Hand Ceramics