You are on page 1of 6

Satin Test Line-Up Ann's Blue [Purple Satin in Redux] contains 1.5% CuCO3 and .

5% CoCO3 #0 above is the base glaze which contains strictly 63.00% Custer Feldspar 19.00% Whiting 18.50% Kaolin

Note the missing #'s 1 and 3 Missing #1 contains 2% CuCO3 and turned red in redux, but was kinda blah, though a little darker towards purple than #2. Missing #3 contains 1% Fe2O3 and 18% Zircopax. Nice satiny feel, but looked creamy white... blah. Try 10% Zircopax? #2

Satin Copper Red. Contains 2% CuCO3 and 1% Tin Oxide Turns a nice copper red with even breaking and a nice satin feel. Try more kaolin? Or leave...


Satin Nickel Yellow. Contains 2% Nickel Carb and 10% TiO 2 Beautiful nickel yellow with a satin feel. Doesn't really break on edges... Can it be darkened? [add iron, or mang?] Lightened? [less nickel?] Change tone? [add rutile?] Try replacing some Titanium with rutile.... #5

Dark green satin celadon. Contains 2% Fe2O3 Beautiful green celadon with a satin feel which breaks nicely on the edges. Try : 1) with 1.5% Fe2O3 - lighter green, more towards blue 2) with 1.5% Fe2O3 with 1% Zinc Oxide - no difference w/ zinc 3) with 1.5% Fe2O3 with 1% Tin Oxide - smoother coloration 1.5% Fe2O3 with 1% Vanadium PentaOxide has a mottled blue appearance


Rutile Yellow satin. Contains 10% Rutile. A nice yellow. Satin where thin, rough textured where thick. Faintly perceptible breaks. Try 8% Rutile?? Or leave alone....


Satin Temmoku. Contains 10% Fe2O3 Beautiful dry temmoku. Runs slightly when thick like most iron saturates, appears to form tiny macrocrystals. Try +/- 2% Fe2O3, or with 1% Tin Oxide, or with 1% Zinc Oxide, or with 1% Chrome Oxide, or with 2% Manganese Dioxide


Nickel Purple-gold. Contains 2% Nickel Carb and 2% Zinc Oxide. Somewhat satin/gloss purple with gold spots and breaking to gold on edges, or just gold where thin. Experiment with a line blend from 4:0[nickel:zinc] to 0:4[nickel:zinc] e.g. 4:0 3:1 2.5:1.5 2:2 1.5:2.5 1:3 0:4 Should try with 10% Barium Carbonate. Possibly a good candidate for 1% Lithium Oxide No real change with 2% Nickel Carb; 2% Zinc Ox; 10% Barium Carbonate Slightly more purple with 2% Nickel Carb; 2% Zinc Ox; 1% Rutile; 1% Neodymium Ox Line blend only shows darker color with greater amounts of Nickel. Will Tin Ox enhance?

#9 [NO PIC] Iron Chromate Brown. First contains 1.5% Iron Chromate which appears a nice light purple-brown satin. Should try .5%, 1% variations with/without Tin Ox. Second contains 3% Iron Chromate which is a nice brown satin breaking on edges still. Probably no change with Tin Ox, but other color enhancers? Lithium? Third contains 10% Iron Chromate which is still a nice satin, but very dark brown with faint breaking on edges.


Ilmenite Spotted Purple. Contains 10% Ilmenite. Beautiful satin glaze that's dark purple with rutile type spotting and breaking brown on edges. Could be combined at 8% Ilmenite with say 2% Nickel Carbonate At 5% Ilmenite, the appearance is less purple and more brown with almost no spotting. Seems to be on the verge of stability, as a glossy glaze on top might cause running; need more samples.

Other tests:


Multi-test Tile including mason stains. A) Contains 1% Chrome Oxide and 1% Tin Oxide Looks dark green and dry with little breaking. Possibly try less Chrome

B) Contains 1.2% Cobalt Carbonate Appears satiny with nice pleasant breaks on edges. As expected considering the original Purple satin recipe. C) Contains 8% Mason stain 6263. Doesn't appear to break and looks a little glossy, but is a bright green as expected. Burns out dark where thin. D) Contains 5% Mason stain ???? Zirconium Coral. Completely burnt out. E) Contains 10% Mason stain 6600 (black). Black satin matte with no breaking on edges. F) Contains 2% Manganese Dioxide and 1% Tin Oxide. Completely burnt out. Perhaps adding more Kaolin would allow the manganese to remain captured within the glaze, but not likely worth the effort with this base glaze since we would very likely lose the surface characteristics of the glaze. No real change from previous 1.2% Cobalt Carb with 1% Cobalt Carb; 1.5% Lithium Carb; 1% Dolomite Is a muted blue with brown/green highlights where thin with 1% Cobalt Carb; 2.5% TiO 2 Is a nice pale apple green with .5% Chrome Ox; 1% Tin Ox

Related Interests