Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Egyptian Paste Recipes

Here are some recipes:
Two ancient Egyptian pottery hippos, photographed by nikoretro in the British Museum in London.

Basic Egyptian Paste
Ball clay 20
Soda feldspar 35
Silica 35
Sodium carbonate 10
*** Egyptian (turquoise) blue: 3% copper carbonate

EUP Egyptian Paste
Soda feldspar 38
Silica 38
Ball clay 12
Soda ash 6
Sodium bicarbonate 6
*** Egyptian blue: 3% copper carbonate
*** Blue: 2% cobalt carbonate

Egyptian Paste II
Soda feldspar 38
Silica 19
Kaolin 13
Ball clay 5
Sodium bicarbonate 6
Soda ash 6
Calcium carbonate 5
Silica sand 8
*** Egyptian blue: 3% copper carbonate
*** Blue: 2% cobalt carbonate
From:  http://pottery.about.com/od/typesofclays/tp/Egyptian-Paste.htm

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