5 lbs. Hammer-tone Slip (under Oil Bloom Glaze)
Description: This slip was made to create a Hammertone Texture under Oil Bloom Glaze in a Fiber Reduction Kiln. (this effect does not work in a Brick Kiln). It also won't "hammertone" other glazes. (We wish it did-) But, it might give interesting results when bisque fired on under other glazes. We're always testing.
Mixing: One order equals 5 lbs of dry material. Makes approx one gallon of glaze. Add water and screen 2 times thru an 80 mesh screen. 45-48 on a hydrometer.
Application: Spray onto greenware or low fire bisque ware with approx 2 rotations. Once with a horizontal pass, second rotation in a vertical pattern. you want a thin-medium thickness. Test and take notes.
Bisque Fire Slip onto work: (we bisque Coleman Porcelain to cone 08)
Dip (or spray) Oil Bloom Glaze on top. Follow directions to prepare Oil Bloom Glaze on the page to order Oil Bloom (under the Cone 10 Reduction Glaze area of this website.) Whether you dip or spray the Oil Bloom glaze - be sure to take notes. We us a thin-medium thickness.
Loading and Firing this Hammertone Texture Glaze Effect: This glaze effect works best in a Fiber Reduction Kiln.It doesn't like to be loaded near a burner. If it gets hit too hard with reduction it will go into a graphite looking glaze. Take notes.
Important Note: Remember to run a few tests before applying any unfamiliar slip or glaze to lots of work. Take notes. Find the correct application for your work with the way your kiln is being fired.