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GR10-K1 - Ravenscrag Cone 10R Tenmoku

Modified: 2016-09-30 22:51:15

Plainsman Cone 10R Ravenscrag Slip based glaze. It can be found among others at http://ravenscrag.com.

Material Amount
Ravenscrag Slip95.00
Calcium Carbonate5.00
Added
Red Iron Oxide10.00
110.00

Notes

Like a typical tenmoku, this fires to a brilliant deep gloss that will run if applied too thickly. It appears best on porcelain on white stoneware. Tiny iron silicate crystals grow on the surface (depending on the speed of cooling).
Adjust the calcium carbonate to fine tune the degree of melting.

Related Information

Tenmokus made from Alberta Slip and Ravenscrag Slip

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GR10-K1 Cone 10R Ravenscrag Tenmoku (right) compared to Tenmoku made from Alberta Slip (left, it is 91% Alberta Slip with 5% added calcium carbonate and 2% iron oxide). Left is Plainsman P700 porcelain, right is H570. Tenmokus are popular for the way they break to a crystalline light brown on the edges of contours.

Compare Ravenscrag and Alberta Slip tenmokus at cone 10R

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GR10-K1 Ravenscrag tenmoku (left) compared to Alberta Slip tenmoku GA10-B (center) and pure Alberta Slip (right).

Add 5% calcium carbonate to a tenmoku. What happens?

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In the glaze on the left (90% Ravenscrag Slip and 10% iron oxide) the iron is saturating the melt crystallizing out during cooling. GR10-K1, on the right, is the same glaze but with 5% added calcium carbonate. This addition is enough to keep most of the iron in solution through cooling, so it contributes to the super-gloss deep tenmoku effect instead of precipitating out.

Links

Recipes GA10-B - Alberta Slip Tenmoku Cone 10R
You can make a tenmoku from Alberta Slip by adding only 2% iron oxide and 5% calcium carbonate
Recipes GR10-L - Ravenscrag Iron Crystal
Plainsman Cone 10R Ravenscrag Slip based glaze. It can be found among others at http://ravenscrag.com.

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