Best blue for colored clay
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:58 PM
I will be using it to make colored porcelain. I've used Wedgewood 6310 with good results, but it comes out on the slightly purple side.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:15 PM
I use Zircon Blue (Mason 6315) that I get from Pottery Supply house in Canada.
Depending on how much you use, you can get a nice medium blue from it.
I cant find a picture of it where we used it though or else I would share.
Hope this helps
Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:46 PM
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:00 AM
I've used MS Robin's Egg with a low fire porcelain clay body. It fired to Cone 6 and maintained a light blue that was true to the color of the original stain material.I was awhile ago, but I believe I used 7%.
Just a note that a few years ago I noticed that the Robins Egg changed. So please test any of these suggestions before making an investment.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:52 AM
I know cobalt is the most common for blue, which is used in mazerine, but I see lighter stains use vanadium with zirconium.
I'll order some samples of mazerine and the others, then do some tests. It looks like Mason Color Works used to blend a cobalt containing stain with a vanadium, to get bright blue. I'll have to try that too.