Thursday, June 28, 2007

Finally... Waterfall Green?

Mastering Cone 6 Glazes has been an incredibly inspirational book for me.

There's something about the Waterfall Brown glaze that is so attractive. Simply put, it makes my tiles look awesome. Since February, I've been working on a spectrum of colors, using the Waterfall recipe as a base, and altering the colorants.

So far, I've developed a Waterfall white, a
Waterfall gold, a gorgeous subtle Waterfall sky blue and a vivid cobalt blue. Green is the only color I haven't been able to achieve, and with this last test load, I think I'm finally on the right path. I'm approaching test #60; it's easy to get a little carried away when the results are this rewarding.

These first examples- while they're lovely, still don't have enough green in them. But the detail is lovely.

This next set is clearly more promising for the green appearance I'm trying to find.

Here are the two tests that most closely resemble what I'm trying to create. There are a few pin holes in these, I'm not sure why. But I plan on running some more tests, to see if the pinholing persists.

BTW- sorry for the double post on the ClayArt board. :)

If anyone has any recipe questions, comments and/or suggestions, I'd love to hear them.


dkat said...

Lovely! Actually that is the blue green (robin's egg blue) that I'm trying to get. I'm also trying to create the look in Hobart Cowles Fluid Blue Green. You have inspired me to get myself in gear. Donna P.S. It would be nice if you could post your colorants.

Jamie Y said...

Colorants for the light blue version are WF base recipe + 5% RIO and 1% Rutile.

In one of my earlier blog entries, there are many recipes. Scroll down to find them. :)

Kendra said...

These are VERY gorgeous!
Good job!

Ima knotta Robot said...

These are beautiful. Are they runny and will they continue to have such amazing patterning on a vertical surface?

Kathy said...

Do you have a specific gravity for Waterfall Brown?
Thanks for the information.