Resources

Here are some of clay and glaze recipes that I like to use. Typically, my work is fired to Cone 10 in a reduction environment. My favorite is soda firing, though I like wood and gas, too. Test before using! Feel free to email me if you have questions.


Julia Galloway’s C6 Clay Body (goes to C10 just fine)

35 - EPK (Kaolin)                          

15 - Tile 6 Kaolin                           

23 - Nepheline Syenite                  

22 - Flint  (Silica)                          

5 - XX Sagger Ball Clay  

=            

100

+ 3 - Bentonite  (for plasticity) 


Pink Flashing C10 Stoneware (from Ceramics Monthly Summer 2005 issue)

25 - Neph Sy

10 - Goldart

15 - Hawthorne Bond Fireclay

30 - EPK (Kaolin)

20 - OM4 Ball Clay

=

100 (add silica sand and/or grog to taste)


Helmer Flashing Slip (for wood or soda)

50 - Helmer Kaolin                        

50 - Neph Sy  

=                               

100 (apply to bisque, best if ball milled)


Winokur Blue (shiny, transparent, light blue/grey)

25 - Custer Feldspar           

25 - Whiting                

25 - Ball Clay               

25 - Silica                       

=

100

0.25 - Cobalt Carb                

1.0 - Iron Chromate            


Warren MacKenzie #1 Shino (classic shino)

60 - Neph Sy                     

20 - Ball clay                     

16 - Spodumene              

4 - Soda Ash                   

=

100 (can add 2% bentonite to prevent settling)


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