Friday, August 20, 2010

Stain and Wax Technique

Here is another sample of a technique we did at the Glaze Techniques Workshop. This is the stain with wax and applied with a brush. (From Michael Kline who does it much better, and did a demo at the Clay Club July 2010.)

I then poured on a shino and sprinkled dry wood ash and reduction fired to cone 10.

I added stain and frit to Michael's recipe (or at least what I thought was his recipe.) I thought it looked better on our light stoneware and in a non-atmospheric firing.

 Kline’s Black Wax (rev.)
2/3 cup Mobil Wax
1 part Red Iron Oxide (½ tsp.)
½ part Cobalt Carbonate (¼tsp.)
½ part Manganese Dioxide (¼tsp.)
1 part Black Stain (½ tsp.)
1 part Frit 3110 (½ tsp.)

12 comments:

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Black Wax...hmmmm now that's something I have not done. Hi John Enjoy your posts and use your book ALL the time.
Hugs
Bonnie

John Britt said...

Also, remember that Aftosa sells already made up black wax. Nelle informed us of that.

sculptedelementdesign said...

what cone will that fire to?

John Britt said...

We fired to cone 10.

sculptedelementdesign said...

can it go to cone 04-05?

ronan kyle peterson said...

john, any words on food safety for this black wax? at cone 6? at cone 04? tanks, ronan

John Britt said...

Ronan,

Definitely not food safe. For that you may want more of a black glaze with wax.

You could do a soft bisque and then apply a thin liner glaze?!

Kline's is probably more toward the food safe as he salts and then the slips get a coating of sodium oxide. I think he also fires hot (cone 12??) But I can't say as I don't know how he works (exactly)

But I would use it more for decoration.

Anonymous said...

Where does one get mobil wax?
JoAnn Axford

John Britt said...

WE get it at Highwater, but just try waxes you have. I love Aftosa wax.

Michael Kline said...

Sorry, I'm a little late to this discussion. Ronan, If you are concerned with food safety, I think if you tested this wax recipe with just iron RIO and frit it might work nicely. Let me know if you do try it or have already tried this since this post is 4 years old. lol

Michael Kline said...

Sorry, I'm a little late to this discussion. Ronan, If you are concerned with food safety, I think if you tested this wax recipe with just iron RIO and frit it might work nicely. Let me know if you do try it or have already tried this since this post is 4 years old. lol

John Britt said...

Where have you been Michael?!