Laguna B-Mix on Steroids! I have wedged in 10% and 20% Plainsman FireRed


Wednesday 19th October 2016

Both pieces have a transparent glaze, G1947U. FireRed (the bar in the front) is a mix of A1 and St. Rose Red, both having heavy ironstone concretions. BMix has some specks anyway, this adds thousands creating some awesome aesthetics. This addition does not affect the working properties of BMix, it still throws very well. An added benefit is that pieces dry better. Fired strength and maturity are minimally affected (porosity stays around 1%). With a 20% addition the surface of the unglazed clay is almost metallic. Silky matte glazes, like G2571A, are stunning on a body like this.

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Laguna B-Mix Cone 10R mugs with Alberta and Ravenscrag glazes, Laguna B-Mix with Ravenscrag GR10-A, GR10-C glazes and 10% add FireRed clay, Reduction Speckle, Reduction Firing


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