Carol Tripp on sat 25 oct 03
Ash glazes at ^ 6 is part of my "to do" pile but I did make one two years
ago with ash of unknown origin using a recipe I read on Clayart.
Val Cushing's ^6 Ash Glaze -Oxidation
50 Wood Ash
20 Gertsley Borate - I subbed F-3134
2% Bentonite (needed for 3134, not needed if using G/B)
I used it over Xavier's Warm Jade Green and got silver rivlets with
crystals. It definately melted and inattention with one pot neccessitated
the hammer just to get the pot off the shelf.
>On Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at 06:26 PM, Runyan,Jacob wrote:
>> Do cone 6 ash glazes exist, or is
>>the temperature just too low to melt the ash?
John H replied:
>I was hoping someone more knowledgeable than I about ash glazes would
>respond to this, but since no one has, well.... I find it hard to
>believe you couldn't make ash glazes at cone 6; however, I have never
>tried. Ashes, of course, are highly variable in composition, but most
>have a couple or three different fluxing materials plus some silica (or
>phosphorus in the case of bone ash). You might have to use a little
>boron like you do in most cone 6 glazes. Give it a try.
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Bobbruch1@AOL.COM on mon 27 oct 03
<<<< Carol Tripp writes: I used it over Xavier's Warm
Jade Green and got silver rivlets with crystals. It definately melted and
inattention with one pot neccessitated the hammer just to get the pot off the
Carol, when you use an ash glaze, especially with unwashed ash over another
glaze, the "running" should necessitate putting something under the work - I
would recommend used and beaten up softbrick. It saves wear and tear on the
Patrice Murtha on mon 27 oct 03
When our school went to ^6 we developed a number of ^ 6 ash glazes.
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