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Copper Red Glaze Recipes – Cone 9 and Cone 6!!!

Copper Red Glaze Recipes – Cone 9 and Cone 6!!!

Need more Copper Red Glaze Recipes?! I can’t seem to get enough!!! Here are previous posts on the topic of Copper Reds:  Click Here!

I’m not sure most potters (and definitely most people!) understand the obsession for copper reds.  Basically, it is the adventure of seeking something that is hard to find – a true treasure!! That’s the fun of it!!!  Steve S. Saroff explains the passion well in a guest post on Carole Epps’ blog, Musing About Mud.

When going through some old Ceramics Monthly journals, I came across a couple of interesting articles on Copper Reds!!

Old Ceramics Monthly

Old Ceramics Monthly

This article gave some recipes for Cone 9 Copper Red Glazes that had some interesting hues and effects!

Article in Ceramics Monthly.

Article in Ceramics Monthly.

Although many of the chemicals are not ones that I normally use, it might be worth giving them a try.

Here are the recipes:

A Rogue's Gallery of Reds-Page 1

A Rogue’s Gallery of Reds-Page 1

A Rogue's Gallery of Reds-Page 2

A Rogue’s Gallery of Reds-Page 2

Crazy tho….found another article on Electric Kiln Copper Reds – Cone 6!!!! and I’ve worked so hard to get them in high fire gas reduction!!!

Article in Ceramics Monthly

Article in Ceramics Monthly

No matter, one of my best copper reds is a Cone 6 recipe that I use in the high fire reduction to cone 10 and it works great!

Here is a link to the recipes in the article onMore Electric Kiln Copper Reds by Pearson

Notice the number of seconds for the piece to be dipped/submerged!!

Notice the number of seconds for the piece to be dipped/submerged!!

Interesting in the instructions the amount of time to “dip” the piece is significantly longer than I usually dip a piece – and it is different for each glaze – up to 10 seconds!

Good to find more copper red recipes!! I may give some a try! The quest for copper reds continues!  Let me know what you think and if you have tried any of these recipes!!!

Upward and onward!

 

 

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