Clay Craft

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Human ash glaze..... Jane Heald's daughter asked me......

..... to make a glaze of her Mother's ashes so she could glaze some
tiles she made in my studio last May. I used "Cory's Weird" as a
base, in part because Cory met Jane before he died in a tractor
accident. I subbed Jane's ashes for 16% of the 32% bone ash called
for in Cory's recipe, which is published in Ian Currie's "Revealing
Glazes". Here are the tests, striped with Yellow Degussa stain, FE,
Fe/Ru, FE, & FeP on stoneware, and CoMelange, FE, and Fe/Ru on