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Test all recipes before use.
Materials, firing conditions and clay bodies will vary.

Bee's Green

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Gerstley Borate 40.3%
Strontium Carbonate 0.2%
Talc 9.9%
Zinc Oxide 0.1%
Custer Feldspar 20.1%
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 10.6%
Flint 18.8%

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100.0%
Add:
Tin Oxide 2.0%
Copper Carbonate 2.0%
Cobalt Oxide 0.8%
Red Copper Oxide 2.0%
Rutile 4.8%

Black

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Dolomite 2.5%
Gerstley Borate 5.0%
Whiting 7.0%
Zinc Oxide 0.5%
Cornish Stone 20.0%
Ball Clay 7.0%
Barnard Slip Clay 45.0%
Flint 13.0%
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100.0%
Add:
Red Iron Oxide 4.3%
Copper Carbonate 3.0%

Clear

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Whiting 9.38%
Frit 3195 (Ferro) 29.88%
G-200 Feldspar 8.15%
Kona F-4 Feldspar 19.75%
Bentonite 2.47%
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 8.15%
Flint 22.22%
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100.00%

Emerald

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Gerstley Borate 50%
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 20%
Flint 30%
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100%
Add:
Chrome Oxide 2%
Cobalt Oxide 1%
From Paul Maeding.

Matt Yellow

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Strontium Carbonate 15.79%
Whiting 10.53%
Zinc Oxide 10.53%
Kona F-4 Feldspar 52.62%
Tennessee Ball Clay 10.53%
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100.00%
Add:
Rutile 3.00%
Nickel Oxide 1.50%

Midnight Blue

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Custer Feldspar 44%
Whiting 17%
Ball Clay 8%
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 9%
Flint 22%
--------
100%
Add:
Cobalt Oxide 5%

Phoenix II

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Gerstley Borate 30%
Kona F-4 Feldspar 30%
Barnard Slip Clay 20%
Tennessee Ball Clay 20%
-------
100%

Purple Icing

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Gerstley Borate 6.2%
Lithium Carbonate 2.0%
Magnesium Carbonate 6.1%
Strontium Carbonate 12.6%
Whiting 12.1%
Nepheline Syenite 21.0%
Flint 40.0%
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100.0%
Add:
Tin Oxide 3.0%
Cobalt Carbonate 1.0%
Rutile 3.6%
Bentonite 2.0%

Speckled Blue Gray

(Cone 6 Oxidation)
Gerstley Borate 20.0%
Custer Feldspar 20.0%
Frit 3110 (Ferro) 15.0%
Tennessee Ball Clay 15.0%
Flint 30.0%
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100.0%
Add:
Cobalt Oxide 1.0%
Red Iron Oxide 1.5%
Titanium Dioxide 5.0%

Off White Satin Matt Glaze

(Cone 5 to 6)
Barium Carbonate 5%
Whiting 19%
Custer Feldspar 54%
Kaolin 16%
Flint 6%
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100%
Add: Zinc Oxide 9%
Rutile (milled) 5%
Also try this without the rutile.

Sumi’s Volumetric Clear Glaze

Add stain in amounts between 1 and 2 parts.
The pink and red stains work nicely in a ratio of 8 parts base mix to 1 part stain.
To test several colors, mix up a batch using large units such as cups.
Mix the dry ingredients together thoroughly by shaking them in a large sealable bag or in a bucket with a tight lid and allow to settle before opening.
Use 2 tablespoons of stain to each standard 8 ounce cup of glaze mix.
(Cone 6)
Colemanite 3 parts
Magnesium Carbonate 2
Whiting 1
Kona F-4 feldspar 5
Silica (Flint) 14 parts

White Glaze

Dolomite 13%
Wollastonite 22%
Nepheline Syenite 43%
Kaolin 22%
----------------
100%
Add: Zinc Oxide 3%

White Glaze with Markings

(Cone 5 to 6)
Cryolite 8%
Lithium Carbonate 8%
Whiting 7%
Kaolin 30%
Flint 47%
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100%
Add: Titanium Dioxide 13%
Zinc Oxide 34%

White Matt Glaze

(Cone 5 to 6)
Lithium Carbonate 12%
Whiting 5%
Kaolin 28%
Flint 55%
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100%
Add: Titanium Dioxide 8%
Zinc Oxide 25%

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