Monday, August 31, 2009

Colorants for slip

Help! Today my son's teacher asked if I could volunteer in his class making masks this Thursday. From past teaching experience, I've decided that glazes are a royal pain in the ass, so I want to use slip.

I've got a reliable slip recipe (from Odyssey) but do not know what to use for colorants. I do not have any stains, but I do have all the usual oxides and carbonates. I'm trying to avoid an unnecessary trip to Highwater if I can make do with what I have.

Can anyone tell me what oxides are good and in what amounts? Thanks!


Nelle Fastman Pingree said...

Oxides are fine, and like any other time, it depends on the oxide as to how much. Colbalt and copper green - not too much. Thats all I know.

John Britt said...


Call me if no one helps you. Easier.