First firing what should we do?10vs6 Clay and Glaze
Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:29 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:48 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:52 PM
yes, many glazes will work in either ox/red firings, but you'll have to test both ways to really know since there are literally thousands of possible glazes. if you've got some ^6 glazes you are familiar with, stick them in and see what the outcome is. there is a decent article floating around regarding proven ^6 oxy/red glazes that you can pull some recipes from. otherwise, surf the net and you'll find many more. as for your question about "base glaze" do you mean a commercial base glaze or an inexpensive base glaze to make and do different color-ways? i'd say the latter really depends on what materials you have access to currently.
for firing, you can take pretty much the same approach you would for your ^10 red and start your reduction around 1700*-ish/^08. to me, the only difference really is when you shut the kiln down.
hope this helps! good luck!
Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:06 PM
I would not mix cone 6 and. Cone 10 in a class room environment. Just pick one and stick with it.