[Clayart] Red Copper Ox

William Schran wschran at cox.net
Fri Jan 27 17:59:55 EST 2017

 You know from your reading on DigitalFire that red copper oxide is a
reduced form of black copper, is stronger that black copper and has been
coated to keep it from oxidizing. It¹s the coating that prevents it from
mixing with water very well. I use it with crystalline glazes and since I
mix my glazes with a gum solution, the red copper seems to mix in well. I
have also used a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap to get the copper to
blend in the glaze.
If too frustrating for you, you are very welcome to send it to meŠ.


Bill Schran
wschran at cox.net

On 1/27/17, 4:11 PM, "Clayart on behalf of Daphne Vega"
<clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com on behalf of dvega at meca.edu> wrote:

>I inherited a bag of this and am curious if anyone else has experience w
>it. Looked up info in Digital Fire and made a stain sample that I ox
>fired to ^6. It was next to impossible to mix into the water and the
>sample looks just like the regular green copper ox. My takeaway- same
>results for more work!
>I would love to know if i am missing something- why it would be used
>Thanks in advance
>Sent from my iPhone

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