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*NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE* EP Kaolin ("EPK", Edgar Plastic Kaolin) is a popular kaolin due to its plasticity and white-firing properties
Potter's can use liquid latex as a resist for decoration as well as a mold building material.
Spodumene (substitute) is a silicate mineral often referred to as lithium feldspar. Commonly used in ceramics as a source of lithia which is used as a powerful flux especially when used with potash and soda feldspars.
When applied on greenware or bisque as a method of decoration, "resists" application of glaze, slip and underglaze.
Pottery Plaster No. 1 produces break-resistant, smooth wearing molds for slip casting, jiggering, and press molds. The industry standard for making slip casting molds for ceramicware, sanitaryware, dinnerware, and fine china.
Tin Oxide is the most effective opacifier to produce even, opaque, glossy glazes. Traditionally used as a white glaze stain, glazes opacified with tin may flash pink in kiln atmospheres where chromium is present.
The Reed Wax Emulsion is an excellent resist for the bottom of your pots and for brushing accurate wax resist decoration.
Gillespie Borate is a blended borate material designed for use in glazes to replace Gerstley Borate. It has been on the market for over 20 years.
This is a kaolin with intermediate particle size distribution. It contains low Fe2O3 and TiO2 content for applications where fired colour is critical. It has also proven useful in glaze applications.
Frit 3195 contains sodium, calcium and boron. It is used in satin, earthenware glazes.
On paper, Fusion F-12 has a very similar chemistry to 3134.
On paper, Fusion F-19 has a very similar chemistry to 3124.
Lithium Carbonate is used in ceramics as a source for Lithium in making glazes. A major flux for higher temperature (Cone 5-10) alkaline glazes, it tends to produce fluid glazes with glossy surfaces.
Zinc Oxide (Calcined) is a useful, high temperature flux. It increases the maturing range of glazes and produces glossy colors (brightens copper and cobalt colours but may dull others). Higher amounts are used in zinc matte and zinc crystalline glazes.
Silica (Flint) 400 Mesh is a purified version of this much used material of glaze and claybody formulation. In clay and glazes, Flint provides the melting, or glassifying agents in a claybody that allow the material to fuse together.
On paper, Fusion F-2 has a very similar chemistry to 3195.
Strontium Carbonate, a source of strontium oxide in stoneware and porcelain glazes, is useful as a flux to enhance interaction and increase fusion.
For more than 40 years, Mason Color has been a global supplier of high-performance pigments to all sectors of the ceramic industry. These include pigments for use in the manufacture and production of pottery, artware, and bricks. Sold in 100g increments.
Titanium Dioxide is a glaze opacifier that is also a well-known white pigment. Titanate crystallization on cooling can lead to unique variegated surfaces.
Nepheline Syenite has been a used in the ceramic industry for many years, and is known for the whiteness it imparts to clay bodies and increasing low to mid cone glaze firing ranges.
On paper, Fusion F-75 has a very similar chemistry to Ferro Frit 3110.
Minspar 200 is a 200 mesh soda feldspar from Spruce Pine, NC. It is composed of crystalline minerals made up of mainly of alkaline silicates. Minspar 200 is used extensively in ceramics in both clay and glaze formulation.
Ultrox opacifiers assure uniformity of glaze opacity, texture and color over a wide range of temperatures and compositions.
Bentonite is a fine powder that is a grey-tan color. As typical for ceramic use, this is a sodium bentonite and is a common additive to both glaze and clay. Use in small percentages to aid clay body plasticity and glaze suspension.
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