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Englobes are a surface coating usually used for decoration, but not usually considered a glaze. It is made from clay and may contain glaze or glaze components. Depending upon how the piece of pottery is fired, even though it is not a glaze, it may become glaze like or glasslike, even more so than the clay body it covers. It is a white or colored slip used as an intermediate layer between the body of the pottery and the glaze. Sometimes a white engobe is used over colored clays so that the pottery appears to be made of white clay.

Influenced by the watery landscape of Suffolk's saltmarshes

Influenced by the watery landscape of Suffolk's saltmarshes, Peta's wading birds and bowls reflect the silvery pastel lights of the marsh shallows. Her work is made in grogged terracotta; this is decorated with slips, engobes and then an alkaline glaze.
Self catering holiday cottage accommodation for 6 in a rural location close to Stowmarket in the centre of Suffolk. A very convenient centre from which to explore the natural beauty of Suffolk.



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Materials, firing conditions and clay bodies will vary.

Nada's Blue Slip


Ball Clay 50%
Kaolin 50%
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100%
Add:
Cobalt Carbonate 10%
Manganese Dioxide 10%


Common White Slip


Ball Clay 40 to 60 parts
Kaolin* 60 to 40 parts
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100 parts
Add:
Feldspar up to 20 parts
Flint up to 20 parts
Zirconium Opacifier 5 parts
Borax 5 parts
Bentonite or Gum if needed
*Inverse ratio to ball clay.


Cooper Black Slip


Red Clay 60 parts
Yellow Ocher 30 parts
Red Iron Oxide 10 parts
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100 parts

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Body Clay 80 parts
Red Iron Oxide 12 parts
Manganese Dioxide 5 parts
Cobalt Carbonate 3 parts
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100 parts


Loree Slip


Borax 5%
Frit 3124 (Ferro) 14%
Nepheline Syenite 14%
Ball Clay 24%
Kaolin 24%
Flint 19%
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100%


Pyrophyllite #2


Frit 3110 (Ferro) 12%
Bentonite 18%
Flint 12%
Pyrophyllite 58%
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100%


White Pyrophyllite Slip


Borax 5%
Feldspar 20%
Frit 3134 (Ferro) 5%
Nepheline Syenite 5%
Ball Clay 15%
Kaolin 5%
Flint 15%
Pyrophyllite 25%
Zirconium Opacifier 5%
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100%

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