Zoe Johnson on fri 2 apr 04
I am taking suggestions a red glaze for the senior geokid's wedding next
February. The wedding is her 5th anniversary of her first date with her
fiance, which falls on Feb 13, the day before Valentine's Day. This is
causing the wedding to have a Valentine's Day theme with red and white
colors. I am going to be making matching amaryllis pots and tea/saki cups
for the toast. They will preferably be red and white. We have settle on
a shape for the amaryllis pot/jars and for the cups. What we need now are
suggestions for food safe glazes. The kiddo wants stoneware, not
earthenware (white and cone 6, not red and cone 06). Any one have recipes
with pictures to suggest? Randy's Red has been specifically suggested. I
can find recipes, but no pictures of that.
Zoe Paddy Johnson
Analyst Programmer 3
Alisa Liskin Clausen on sun 4 apr 04
On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 10:11:04 -0800, Zoe Johnson wrote:
>I am taking suggestions a red glaze for the senior geokid's wedding next
>February. What we need now are
>suggestions for food safe glazes. The kiddo wants stoneware, not
>earthenware (white and cone 6, not red and cone 06). Any one have recipes
>with pictures to suggest? Randy's Red has been specifically suggested. I
>can find recipes, but no pictures of that.
You will be hard pressed to find recipes at cone 6 that will yield a fire
truck red. The reds I have tested in this range, like Randi's red, yield
an iron red, which is a brown red. Other reds that are chrome/tin pinks,
yield a wine red.
I believe that you will have the most success by using commerical
underglaze, overglaze or stains. For example, Amaco Velvet underglazes has
an underglaze called Red V382, that under Tony's 20 x 5 clear gloss,
produced a tomato red in my test. I have an underglaze by a local supplier
that produced a truer red under the same glaze. The Velvet series Red,
under another clear base I used, produced a slighty more wine red.
Saturation, application, base glaze you use, clay body, firing and maybe
more, will all influence the final result of your red color. You will have
to make plenty of tests.
Food safety is another issue. Once you achieve the visual result you want,
you would need to calculate the glaze and eventually have it tested, to be
sure that it food safe.
regards from Alisa in Denmark