41 Comments

  1. Declan Murphy

    Thanks Dan your videos are always easy to follow and I've learned so much. I made coloured slip the same way using copper oxide for green, and cobalt for blue and the results are amazing. Are there other additives you can use like oxides to get other colours the same way?

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  2. Lotus Music

    Very helpful. If you have discarded parts of rose porcelain and bmix can you still use the same method? or does it have to just one type of clay?

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  3. Nonna Hall

    Thank you so much for the video.
    Can you, please, tell me what is in bottle to make slip less watery. I'm sorry, I could understand it…

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  4. Scott McCormick

    I make a "standard slip" which for me is 50% water and 50% dry clay trimmings.  Then when I make an underglaze, I can have repeatable results because I am controlling the clay to water ratio of the slip.  I use an immersion blender that leaves NO LUMPS.  No sieving is necessary.

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  5. bruce cassell

    can you use your slips to get the finished piece slightly darker.  My clay body came out too light this time and I want to darken it a bit.  I do a wax resist design and it looks bland on the lighter clay body.

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  6. GhilayneAndrew

    Thank you, Dan … love your videos and have learned a lot. One of the things that I love is how you use just normal, everyday equipment. You sieve using a regular kitchen sieve and it seems to do just fine, no need to run out and buy the "special" clay sieves with the breath-taking prices. And I now know not to toss all our soda bottles in the recycle bin.

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  7. Monalisa Kaolin

    Dan….thank you!!!!!!!!!!! Couple of questions. 1. Using Mason Stains in your claybody slip, has it been your experience that the color you see after mixing is close to the final fired color? 2. Have you mixed two mason stain colors together to arrive at a third color? Thanks, Diane

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  8. Karen Gaskell

    Hi Dan, I am worried that you add water to the cobalt powder creating a cloud of dust. I add powders to water and let them gently sink into the water without the cloud. It would be nice to see the finished result on your pots too! Thanks

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  9. i40RS

    I'm not an expert at this stuff, but you can find it by searching 'copper carbonate' or 'iron oxide' or 'cobalt carbonate', and many others. I wish I could give you more info, but this is all I know. I use these at school all the time.

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  10. Scott McCormick

    For my underglazes, I changed from cobalt carbonate to cobalt aluminate available as Mason stain #6383. The Mason stains are much less toxic.
    When making slip, the clay trimmings must be totally dry. I use an immersion blender for mixing; it works very, very well.

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