Friday, November 16, 2012

Nancy did it!!!

Class List and Contact Info

Thanks everybody for a wonderful class! It was so fantastic working with all of you! This blog will stay up if you ever want any of the information from the class. And feel free to post other information that I may have neglected to document. Safe travels everyone!

Jenny Mendes
home- 440-729-4933

Brandi Jessup

Yolanda Walker

Mike Newman  
Lynne Osterman

Victoria Dawes

Julie Guyot
850-445- 0085

Lisa Joerling

Don Reynolds

Anita Blackwell

Kari Thurman

Amber Chambers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slip Recipes!

Pilcher White Slip:

Ball Clay         25
EPK                25
Silica               25
Cornwall         12.5
Neph Sy          12.5
Zircopax          5
Frit 3124          5

Julie's Lowfire Vitreous Slip

Talc             15
Frit 3124      10
Neph Sy       15
Ball Clay      40
EPK             20


Here are all of the washes...

Gertsley Borate: (real Glossy, kind of acts like a glaze)
           2:1 Water to Borate

Borax: (speckled shiny spots)
          4:1 Water to Borax

Lithium: (eats through sig and underglaze. kind of like rust)
         4:1 Water to Lithium

Soda Ash: (atmospheric, kind of speckley spots)
        light:  6:1 Water to soda ash
        heavier: 3:1 Water to soda ash

We also used Manganese, copper carb, black copper oxide and red iron oxide mixed with water as washes.

You can also try putting lithium in your slip. It will eat through the sig from underneath. This is much more subtle than applying a wash directly to the surface. try 2tsp lithium to 1.5 cups of slip

Terra Sig: colors and amounts

Here all all of the colors we used in the class. Stain names and numbers. All stains are Mason stains. We used XX Sagar, and Red Art as bases. To make the Sig mix 20 lbs of water with 10 lbs of clay and a tbsp or so sodium silicate. Mix well with a drill then let it sit for at least 1 day until it separates. The heavy particles will sink to the bottom, and the thin stuff on top is the Sig. Then mix 1.5 cups of the sig with desired colorant, and a few drops of Muriatic acid. Add a drop at a time then mix. Be careful not to add too much, the acid can gel your sig really quickly.

Red Art
Clover Pink 6023- 3tsp
Chartreuse 6236-  1 tsp
Peacock green -2 tsp
Leaf green -3 tsp
Burnt Umber- 5 tsp
Deep orchid – 2 tsp
Cobalt blue- 2 ½ tsp
Mazerine blue- 2tsp

XX Saggar
Walnut Brown 2 tsp
Sage- 2 ½ tsp
Peacock 6266 - 1tsp
#4 sig-Praseodymium 6450 - 3tsp, Crocus martis -3tsp
Praseodymium yellow- 3 tsp
Mint green 6271- 2 1.2 tsp
Florentine 6202- 2 tsp
Zirconium Yellow – 3 tsp
Turquoise 6364- 2 ½ tsp
Dark lavender 3610- 1 ½ tsp
Naples Yellow- 3 tsp
Deep blue orchid- 3 tsp
Victoria green 6204- 2 tsp
Walnut Brown- tsp
Mazerine blue- 1tsp(light) 2tsp (dark)
Mediterranean blue 6343- 3tsp
Wedgwood 6310- 2 ½ tsp
Teal 6305- 2 tsp
Chrome tin violet 6304- 3 tsp
Pansy Purple 6385- 3 tsp
Saturn Orange 6121- 3 tsp
Flesh 6098- 2 tsp
Dark Yellow 6402- 2 tsp
Anita's Yellow: Vanadium Yellow –3 tsp,  Zirconium yellow 3 tsp
6280 Avocado – 3 tsp
Brandi's Lime Green: 1 Tbsp praseodymium yellow, ¼ tsp peacock green
Brandi's Grassy Green: 1 Tbsp praseodymium  yellow, ¼ tsp leaf green
Lobster 6026- 2 ½ Tbsp  
Robins egg  blue 6376 – 2 ½ tsp
French Green 6219- 1 tsp
Crimson 6004 – 3tsp

We also used Barnard sig for a dark chocolatey sig, and Newman Red Sig for an orangey red.