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March 29, 2007
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Kindred by mattking1181 Kindred by mattking1181
8in x 6in x 6in
Blue Velvet crust glaze and Lana's red moss glaze fired to cone 04
Slab built
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oyia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I love it! The colors, the form, and how two pieces embrace each other...
Not a slightest idea how it's done though, and it makes me even more amazed...
mattking1181 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! They are clay slab built forms and shaped with a surform tool to make the lines clean and flowing. Cheers! :D
JayRoth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
awesome, I really love it
poundsalt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
great form
DoctorxJack Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you have the formula for the Blue glaze?
mattking1181 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I do but give me a bit to look it up,... sadly it is located back in the USA right now with my other glaze book that I forgot there... :( I know the name was Crusty Green Velvet Moss glaze it is a cone 06 glaze and I switched the copper carb for cobalt oxide and added I think 1gram less for the cobalt(per 100grams) I know there is lithium in the recipe as well. also spay it on maybe 3mm to get the awesome texture. Ill ask my mom if she can find it in the box of stuff stored at home.
DoctorxJack Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Can the blue be fired at cone 06 as well? I don't then the university I go to goes down to 04. However, I can talk to my professor seeing about making it so it can fire one or the other.
Lithium may a bit hard to come by, but I think we have a bit locked away from the students. I've worked with lithium before,so I'm sure we sill have some. Oh, you should try out this Plum glaze I stumbled a cross. Lovely glaze. Tricky, but great. It can go blue, or a nice plum red. I've tried it at cone 06 and cone 09-10 and had various results. We don't have cone 08, so we found 06 works. The other cones work well, but causes it to run, matt, and be more blue than purple. Try it out and see that you like. It's a stoneware glaze and I did I test in both oxidation and reduction kilns. Again, various results purely subjected to what the artist likes.

Plum Cone 08 Oxidation

Cornwall Stone 48.00
Kaolin (EPK) 12.00
Gerstley Borate Substitute 7.40
Silica 3.35
Tin Oxide 5.00
Whiting 26.00

Chrome Oxide* .10
Cobalt Carbonate .25

NOTES!: Be sure to wear a mask and gloves when dealing with Chrome Oxide. Very dangerous to the skin. Leave a note on your work with this glaze on it. Should be handled with gloves before it's fired. After, it's safe. It might travel, like a red glaze would, so be careful if you don't want it to spread. Now, it can be substituted with something else, but I can't remember what I placed in it, as I did both. I think I still have some left in a jar.
To make this glaze really work, be sure to layer it. It looks so fantastic with layers.

Thanks for getting back to me. :) Have a good summer.
mattking1181 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the recipe and for the warnings, had to learn what all of those lovely things would do to me in my glaze study in Grad school. :fear: After hearing what Manganese Dioxide can do to ya its enough to make sure you always wear gloves and a respirator when mixing glazes. But it always seems the most dangerous stuff makes the best results, I remember we had found some lead in the back of the supplies room once at my university, prob had been there for 30 years, its illegal to use it in functional wear(or at all for that matter but especially functional) nowadays. Oh and I have fired the blue to 06 & 04 before and not much of a change really, the texture just seems to be a little better(mossy) at 06.
DoctorxJack Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know what you mean. The deadly stuff is the stuff that looks really cool. Though I've had some really fantastic turn outs with a matte green over a shiny red. It breaks wonderfully. I placed a bit of colbat oxide stain over it and it looks sharp.
Cone 06 is great. Haven't done much with it other than to test glazes. My proff won't let us near the fancy harmful glazes unless you've had experience with glaze mixing.
mattking1181 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Prob a good idea to leave it until you've gotten some experience! :)
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