• Does anyone know the recipe for the Bailey's Red that Stephen Hill mentions in the video and uses. He does not include this recipe with the DVD (probably because it is published by Bailey somewhere else?)...

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Hello Tom:

I too was looking for the Bailey's Red recipe.  I realize that I owned the "Glazes Cone 6" book by Michael Bailey and that recipe might be in the book.  In the book he has a chapter dedicated to a Red/Orange glaze.  I suspect this is the Bailey's Red that Steven Hill is referring to.  Below is the recipe.

One interesting note about the Steven Hill glaze list that came with his DVD.  I was talking with a potter who had the good luck of taking Steven Hill's week long class at the John Campbell Folk school.  He told me that Steven mentioned to the class that there was a typo in one of the recipes.  In the "Hanna's Fake Ash" recipe, the percentage for the colorant Bentonite is suppose to be 1.1%  Not 10%.  Good luck.


Here is the Bailey's Red recipe:

Potash Feldspar 46.7

China Clay 4

Bentonite 2

Bone Ash 15

Lithium Carbonate 4

Talc 16.9

Flint  or quartz 11.4


Red Iron Oxide 11.5

Hello Graham,

I just saw your note about Hanna's Fake Ash from Steven Hills DVD, and when making up a card with the correction I realized that the materials recipe itself actually doesn't add up to 100% (it totals 122.7). Do you have the correct numbers?


Do you have any information about food safety with Stephen Hill's Glazes? Specifically, Strontium Crystal Magic, (Cool and Warm versions), SH Watercolor Blue and Green? I notice he uses these on the outside of mugs up to the edge of the drinking vessels, which obviously implies oral contact with these glazed surfaces. 

I have used a Bailey Red for a long time. I don't even remember where I found it. 

ball clay 13

silica 14

potash feldspar 44

talc 10

magnesium carbonate 3

bone ash 14

RIO 11

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