Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
The first four glazes in the front row (left to right), which were on the top shelf of the kiln, are my SCM version #10812A with 2% yellow iron oxide, on four different claybodies.
The fifth one from the left is my SCM #10812C with 0.25% cobalt carb, which is very light and I think would be better if a bit thicker.
The 6th &7th tiles from the lefti iare #10811 George Lewter's SCM plain on 2 different bodies. It's a bit dry.
The 8th& 9th (stuck together) and 10th are #10811 B Georges SCM with 6% yellow iron.
the 11th tile from the left is #10814 my Mgo matt.
the 12th tile is #10783 2D blue
13th & 14th tiles from the left are C.Harris Temmoku on Buncombe White and Little Loafers Glory. This is a gorgeous temmoku.
15th tile from the left is #10812 my SCM with 0.25 cobalt carb.
The middle row of tiles, which were the middle shelf in the firing, are left to right are:
1st tile on the left is #8963 spotted black (definitely needs more heat or more flux for cone 6)
2nd tile from the left is #10764A Oribe on Buncombe White
3rd tile from the left is #10764A Hannahs Fake Ash with 3% yellow iron oxide, on Littl Loafers Glory.
4th tile from the left is the same Hannash Fake ash on Buncombe White.
5th tile from the left is my version of Juicy fruit on Little Loafers Glory. It's a revision of the original using spodumene instead of lithium, and like the original has soda ash. It's on Little Loafers glory.
6th and 7th tiles tile from the left are #10809A Bailey's Red batched with a very pure red iron oxide. They're on Little Loafers glory and Buncombe white.
8th tile from the left is 2 D blue on Buncombe white
9th tile from the left is #10815 My 2D version on Buncombe white.
10th tile from the left is My matt clear #10820 on Little Loafers glory. It's a bit too matt, so I'll have to tweak it a bit or fire hotter or both.
The back row of tiles were on the bottom shelf. They are, from left to right:
Left & second from left are both #10812A my SCM, on Buncombe white and Desert Buff.
3rd tile from left is #10812C my SCM WITH 0.25 cobalt carb, on Desert Buff. I need to redo this tile and make it a bit thicker; but it shows promise as an option for a cool palette.
4th &5th tiles from the left are #10825A my Juicy Fruit on Buncombe white and Desert Buff.
6th tile from the left is#10811 George Lewter's SCM on Little Loafers Glory.
7th tile from the left is #1076C Hannah's fake ash with 5% copper carb. on Buncombe white. I think this would benefit with a bit of cobalt car added to it - maybe 1/2% would cut the yellowy tone and perk it up a bit.
9th tile from the left is #10789A Juicy turquoise on P5 porcelain.
10th tile from the left is #10764A Oribe on Little Loafers glory with 5% copper carb (beautiful oribe on this body. Would be as nice on porcelain).
I mainly used three claybodies - Little Loafers Glory (LLG) which is a porcelainous stoneware, Buncombe White (BW) a white stoneware, Desert Buff(DB) a light buff stoneware ,and one tile with P5, a porcelain. All the clays are from Highwater.
Some glazes look underfired even though they were fired to a large cone 6 touching, so I may have to fire them to cone 7 around 1 or 2 o'clock next time.
It's a start.
June can you take some pictures closer up of the above tests. Hard to tell anything about them from the distance you took the picture except for the color.
Randy, if you just copy and paste the photo into a program like Paint Shop Pro, you can just blow it up to get a closer looks. The tiles are put away now and I'm getting ready for a cone 10 soda firing as well as Christmas, so there's no time, or way to get a closer photo without separating them into smaller groups.
PS: If you don't have Paint shop pro or Adobe Photoshop, you can usually get a free 30 day trial download. I think there are also similar free programs available.
I have started using a free online Photoshop substitute program at www.pixlr.com
It has a great function to connect to my Picasa web album.