Monday, February 15, 2010
My new copper blue glaze on a Loafers Glory test tile
I was looking for a buttery surface and this looks very promising. I'll probably use this on small bud and ikebana vases with a white or shino liner. I got the idea of the copper and rutile percentages from an old Ruth Gowdy McKinley glaze.
Here's the formula is anyone is interested in trying it (of course be mindful that this is not a glaze for pots used for food. Barium carbonate and copper carb are toxic, so make sure you use safe studio practices when mixing, applying, etc.
June's Cone 10, Buttery BaO Copper blue #9785V2
38 Neph Sy
32 Barium Carb
17.3 OM #4 Ball clay
Add: 3% Copper carb, 6% rutile
After lunch I started going through some of my old seeds and got a few cold weather veggies started (Cauliflower, Broccoli Raab, Cabbage, Parsley, etc.). After going through several seeds catalogs, I realize that I probably won't need to buy many more seeds, since I have plenty of just about everything.
I've got leftover turkey meatloaf for dinner, so I might use some of that kitchen time to start another loaf of cinnamon raisin bread to bake overnight if I can figure out that setting on the new bread machine!