Photo by Melody

Pottery, Clay and Ceramics: Clay Surface Decoration Recipes (glaze, slip, etc.)?

Communities > Forums > Pottery, Clay and Ceramics
bookmark
Forum: Pottery, Clay and CeramicsReplies: 29, Views: 531
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #5988703

If you have any favorite glaze or slip or other clay recipes please add them to this thread.

I use my Mastercook software to keep all my glaze recipes, in a separate "cookbook". It automatically changes the quantities for me when I change the "portions" and it's a great way to keep track of ingredients.

Here's one of my favorites. This is the glaze I use for my tiles, and I paint the designs using either cobalt oxide or cobalt carbonate.

Larson's White - (Cone 9-10)

1593 3/4 grams Kona F4 (Soda feldspar)
562 1/2 grams Flint (silica)
468 3/4 grams Whiting
232 1/2 grams Zircopax
150 grams EPK Kaolin
116 1/4 grams Bentonite

Thumbnail by imapigeon
Click the image for an enlarged view.

zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 11, 2009
1:35 PM

Post #5991924

For the most part I work with stains and terra sigillata I tend to use the glazes available at the clay center where I belong.

STAIN recipe:

cone 04 - 10
Frit 3124
Kaolin (EPK)
Oxide or Stain.

Mix equal parts by volume with water to consistency of skim milk.

When using Mason Stains I add it after the above are mixed and add the mason stain sparingly.

TERRA SIGILATTA cone 04 ( I have used this up to cone 10 with varying results)

200 grams ball clay
840 mL water
25 grams sodium silicate

Mix the clay and water, then add the sodium silicate and stir vigorously for 15 min. Let the mixture sit for 24 hours. Discard the top water layer, siphon the middle terra sig layer, and discard the bottom sedimentary later. You will get one to three cups of clay depending on the clay used.

You can use this as is or add Mason Stains for color.

This message was edited Jan 22, 2009 1:10 PM
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #6007860

This thread needs to be put at the top of the page as a sticky to help keep the recipes in one place.
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #6008649

Thanks for suggesting that---now I just have to figure out how to go about it... Is that something Admin does for us, or something we can do ourselves?
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
7:48 PM

Post #6009309

I think Admin does it . There are a few other threads that probably should be there too.
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #6009444

I've posted the question to Admin. I think the two threads with videos and resource links would also be good as "Stickies".
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 15, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #6009686

good idea
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #6011725

Yeeeha!! (We novices need all the Tips/hints/resources that we can get!)

Thanks
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #6242474

"two threads with videos and resource links " Where are they? I'd love do do pottery for my plants but don't know much about it. I know kiln, I know clay and I know water. The rest is Greek to me. nancy
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #6242496

Here are the two threads referred to:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/945298/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/942638/
wormfood
Lecanto, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6242516

Thank you
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

March 11, 2009
1:15 PM

Post #6251015

This is not a formula but a way to add color after the piece is fired. You can put it on glaze ware, bisque ware, over underglazes whatever. It is not food safe. It is one of the "cold glazes" around. No firing required.

Shoe cream or shoe polish. You put it on with a stiff brush and as thin or thick as you wish. Then polish it with either a brush or soft cloth. Don't wait more than a half hour or so. It is hard to work with after it gets really dry. They come in a huge variety of colors if you want more than black or brown go to a shoe store. You can thin them with turpentine. They work best on pieces with texture where you can work them into the deep spots with the brush. It says on really well as a matter of fact it doesn't want to come off.

imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #6957518

Copper Penny Raku Glaze (106 grams)

22.73 grams Custer Feldspar
68.18 grams Colemanite
9.09 grams EPK Kaolin
6 grams Copper Carbonate
Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 27, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #7402058

zen, I received some bisque and your shoe polish is just the thing I needed. Shoe cream , I know. But when you say shoe polish, do you mean the paste or liquid or either.

This message was edited Dec 27, 2009 1:16 PM
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

December 27, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #7402362

Either one works. I use paste the most, but have used the liquid. I just call it all shoe polish, shows my age.
Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 27, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #7402400

LOL I do too. So I must be telling on my age too. :) Thanks again so much for the info.

Debbie
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

December 28, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #7404039

Guess we are in a similar age group. I am 62. No need to tell if you don't want to.
Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #7404050

Yep, were real close. I'm 57 or 58, I forget. LOL born in '52
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

December 28, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #7404051

You are the same age as my sister
Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #7404054

Ha, so are you. That is too cool.
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

December 28, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #7404089

61 here (hard for me to believe, except when I throw my back out like I did last week!!!)
Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2009
6:06 PM

Post #7404253

Tell me about it. My brain still has my ideas at 27, but my body now calls for my 11 year old grandson to take over the bending. LOL Well, at least we have wisdom on our side. :)
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

December 28, 2009
7:15 PM

Post #7404394

Oh, yeah - 62 here, but my brain just can't accept it!
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

December 28, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #7404509

When my mother was well into her 80's she said inside she was still 18. Her mind was very sharp the body just gave up on her. Sometimes I think my brain is just full and I can't remember new things because there is just no room for anything new.
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

December 29, 2009
12:04 AM

Post #7405090

Sounds like my mom - 95 going on 20. I hope I can have as good an attitude in 20 years.
Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2009
3:49 AM

Post #7405773

Well, I personally think that with all the medical improvements, etc. 60 is the new 40's. I officially started our new healthy eating and hopefully walking more. I would be satisfied just sitting at the computer some days, but that will make me older, so hopefully my eleven year old grandson can drag me around the block. Mercy, I would love to have some of his energy and zest for life in a bottle. :) I have the knowledge and he has the energy. We are a good team. LOL
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

December 29, 2009
1:28 PM

Post #7406360

If only we could have the knowledge and energy together.
jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

December 11, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #8255425

I am 75, my brain says go my body says are you kidding !!
However, I work in my yard constantly untill I drop. Then do all kinds of other stuff.
Getting old is not for sissys.
JoAnne
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

January 11, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #8963539

jcoats123 wrote:I am 75, my brain says go my body says are you kidding !!
However, I work in my yard constantly untill I drop. Then do all kinds of other stuff.
Getting old is not for sissys.
JoAnne


I am online with a couple of previous comments that my mind thinks 18, with added experience, but the body (59) is not keeping up. I too would like to keep doing the physical activity of gardening etc. All the things I love. I do it, but suffer for another day or so. Even cleaning the house is more a chore than ever before! My inspiration comes from my Father-in-Law - he was 101 last Sept (2011) - and he still keeps a small vegie garden - has to grow his beans and tomatoes! You can't keep old Italians down believe me! It is wonderful to see.
JohnnJacobb12
Bhopal
India

August 23, 2012
2:47 AM

Post #9250837

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Pottery, Clay and Ceramics Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Kiln fired clay questions... WUVIE 144 Sep 1, 2009 3:13 PM
Claylovers' Topics: Bios / Work / Glazes / Firings, etc! #2 zenpotter 66 Jan 8, 2009 7:22 PM
Pottery,clay jcoats123 25 Jan 11, 2009 3:01 AM
Pottery,clay,ceramics,kilns, firing, sculpture, etc. jcoats123 192 Sep 10, 2009 7:52 PM
completed one pot jcoats123 6 Jun 23, 2013 9:02 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America