[Clayart] clay for glazes

L TURNER magnolia.mud.list at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 18:18:40 UTC 2022

Redart has a lot of iron in it.  I have used pure redart as a decorative
glaze on cone 10 reduction sculpture and the area used as a smooth dark
rust color.  note, I applied the redart paste  to the green ware prior to
drying and bisquing.

have used redart in some Shino recipe tests and got some extra crawling but
no falling off of the bisque ware. but there were also some epk and om-4
also in recipe.

As the alka-seltzer ad said "Try it" you'l like it, maybe.


On Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 10:56 AM mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:

> For years we have seemed to always use EPK Kaolin for
> all our glaze needs. It was the standard.
> A couple of years back I was having trouble with some
> of my standard glazes cracking up during drying....and
> glaze falling off.  This was new to me, and made me crabby.
> Ron Roy came to my rescue and suggested I use ball clay,
> half an half with all my glazes as EPK has changed.
> It worked like a dream.
> While making 5x20 glaze here at the farm...I ran out of epk.
> So, I used full om ball clay.  It worked fine, I could tell
> no difference.  5x20 dries like cement on my pots...esp when
> placed in the sun.
> ( it is about 3/4 of a block to my kiln from my deck where I glaze.
> I use my garden tractor with big baskets attacked and haul my glazeware
> to the kiln. I drive the baby tractor right to the mouth of the kiln.
> Having a glaze that dries hard is a `god send`.)  I use a huge pile of
> towels to wrap the pots loosely.
> So.....I have been thinking of using Redart clay in my 5x20 glaze.
> (I know it is earthenware and may flux some.)
> I would love clayarters to discuss clay bodies for glaze, how it works,
> why it works, and variations of different clay.  I know it would be of
> interest to most new clay workers.  ( and me)
> mel
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
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