Black Glazes

Black Glazes
12/01/2015 Derek

All of the following ash glaze recipes and more can now be found on my new open-source ceramics recipes website, Glazy:  http://glazy.org/search?category=36&subcategory=78

Here are a few black glazes, mostly from John Britt’s book High Fire Glazes.  You can find these recipes and more on my glaze website Glazy: http://glazy.org/search?search_words=&category=36&subcategory=78&cone=high&atmosphere=0&surface=0&transparency=0

Val's Satin Black

From Val Cushing.

  • Custer Feldspar: 20
  • Soda Feldspar: 20
  • Whiting: 2
  • Silica: 20
  • Ball Clay: 10
  • Talc: 13
  • Dolomite: 15
  • Add: Red Iron Oxide: 3
  • Add: Manganese Dioxide: 2
  • Add: Cobalt Oxide: 3
  • Add: Chrome Oxide: 1

Porcelain, Orton Cone 10 Reduction

Stoneware, Orton Cone 10 Reduction

Val's Satin Black Variation

From Ceramic Arts Daily:

  • Custer Feldspar: 20
  • Soda Feldspar: 20
  • Whiting: 2
  • Silica: 20
  • Ball Clay: 10
  • Talc: 13
  • Dolomite: 15
  • Add: Red Iron Oxide: 9
  • Add: Cobalt Carbonate: 3

Porcelain, Orton Cone 10 Reduction

Stoneware, Orton Cone 10 Reduction

Fat Black

From The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes:

  • Custer Feldspar: 32.7
  • Whiting: 15.4
  • Silica: 32.7
  • Kaolin: 9.6
  • Ball Clay: 9.6
  • Add: Red Iron Oxide: 8
  • Add: Cobalt Carbonate: 3.8
  • Add: Bentonite: 2

Porcelain, Orton Cone 10 Reduction

Stoneware, Orton Cone 10 Reduction