The multitude of things iron oxide can do in reduction


Monday 25th August 2014

Iron oxide is an amazing glaze addition in reduction. It produces celadons at low percentages, then progresses to a clear amber glass by 5%, then to an opaque brown at 7%, a tenmoku by 9% and finally metallic crystalline with increasingly large crystals past 13%. These samples were cooled naturally in a large reduction kiln, the crystallization mechanism would be much heavier if it were cooled more slowly.

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Iron Oxide Red, Reduction Firing, Celadon Glaze, Tenmoku, Crystallization, Metallic Glazes, Mechanism


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