|Monthly Tech-Tip |
Modified: 2018-05-24 12:41:12
The same 80:20 Alberta Slip:Frit base recipe that works at cone 6 oxidation also works in reduction
|Alberta Slip 1000F Roasted||40.00|
|Ferro Frit 3134||20.00|
Roasted Alberta Slip (right) and raw powder (left). These are thin-walled 5 inch cast bowls, each holds about one kg. I hold the kiln at 1000F for 30 minutes. Why do this? Because Alberta Slip is a clay, it shrinks on drying. Roasting eliminates that, a 50:50 raw:roast mix works well for most recipes having high percentages of Alberta Slip. And 1000F? Calcining to 1850F sinters some particles together (creating a gritty material) while 1000F produces a smooth, fluffy powder. Technically, Alberta Slip losses 3% of its weight on roasting so I should use 3% less than a recipe calls for. But I often just swap them gram-for-gram.
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