|Monthly Tech-Tip |
Five different brand names of iron oxide at 4% in G1214W cone 5 transparent glaze. The glazes have been sieved to 100 mesh but remaining specks are still due to agglomeration of particles, not particle size differences.
|Materials||Iron Oxide Red|
Specking is a fault in fired ceramic ware, iron-bearing contaminants are visible and mar the appearance of the surface.
The fine mineral, oxide and clay particles used in ceramics often aglommerate during storage or even in the latter stages of production. These must be broken down later.