Thursday, 12 March 2009

not so simply red....







hmmmm, can anyone say still testing.....go on say it with me, I'm testing some colours right now...


now that that's out!!... no really it's not that frustrating just disappointing, getting the right red for the table tiles...the last batch just came out too chalky, so back to the scales to weigh again.. I'm backing off the clay to 3-5% and repeating the test in glaze as well, the 90/10 red to brown colourants looks close to me so fingers crossed eh...


anyhoo, more piccies from the kiln filler plates range of the white rabbit and the knaves knees plus a vertical form for deco purposes only, i do like the idea that the piece can be rotated with all 4 sides being different. Should look good with a big bunch of flowers in it...

6 comments:

  1. I like it without flowers too...
    Good luck with the red...

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  2. Lookin Good Ang good luck with the next test, could you try a bit of fritt perhaps? cant remember if theres a fritted lead for that temp but lead loves Red!

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  3. cheers all and thanks for your comments..i will try some frit rose we have a frit chart at the club will check it out as we have a great assortment, also greg dalys book has the frit tests in it..

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  4. Good luck with the red! I know how tricky it is....

    Love the deco pieces and the 3d tiles in 2 posts below. I've been meaning to make some myself, but yesterday wimped out with cold weather.

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  5. hi C, yeh more tricky than any other colours.. i tried out 3 new mixes last night, all with frit and a new one from the web just a random article i found, firing up today! and will know soon..cheers

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