Friday, April 22, 2011

Red Horse Clay

Grabbing all the clays and kaolins I can find to push through testing for the soda wash recipe.
This one is Red Horse Clay.


Looks like a heavy layer of iron oxide, a nice metallic sheen.
I'd never heard of it before, but I like what it does.

Red Horse Clay

Chemistry %

CaO0.45
MgO0.62
K2O1.20
Na2O0.30
Al2O322.03
SiO267.59
Fe2O36.62

Volatiles %

LOI1.18
Another analysis show 50% SiO2, 28% Al2O3 and 10% LOI.

5 comments:

Hobby Potter - Tammy Jo said...

Someday I will understand what all of this means. Tech & chemicals are a whole new bird, it's on my to do list that's for sure!!! It would be great to know your thoughts on the results...do you like it, do you not?

Have a great day!
Tammy Jo

FetishGhost said...

Love the effect! Going to run more tests using the Red Horse Clay/ Soda Ash mix later this week, see if I can dial in this one in.

yolande clark said...

Beautiful glaze, beautiful piece! And you have a pot in the International Virtual firing--right on! Our stoking shift is on Tuesday...Looking forward to seeing everyone's work! yo

FetishGhost said...

Have fun with your shift on Tuesday Yolanda. I love the whole idea of the International Virtual firing. The results are going to be fun to see come out of the kiln. I'm hoping you are planning on taking and sharing lot of pictures. (Hint, hint)

jim gottuso said...

that's a crazy glaze joel, looking forward to seeing what you do with it