TOM TURNER PORCELAIN

 

   

Glazes

Tom Turner
PO Box 717
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-689-94390
www.tomturnerporcelain.com
tt@tomturnerporcelain.com

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Fake Ash
Old Albany Slip 2550
Pfizer Vicron 41-8 whiting 1700
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 850
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My new white ash glaze derived from a quadraxial test I ran.
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Turner White Ash Glaze
Unwashed wood ash 330
Custer Feldspar 330
OM4 Ball Clay 250
Pfizer Vicron 41-8 Whiting 900
Talc 900
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 900
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My Celadon is a variation of John Reeves Clear.
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Turner Celadon
Custer Feldspar 2700
OM-4 Ball Clay 1400
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 700
Pfizer Vicron 41-8 Whiting 2050
Silica 3250
Unwashed wood ash 500
Black Iron Oxide 200

Peter Sohngenís Memphis Mashiko
Calcined Red Art Clay 1950
Custer Feldspar 1900
Silica 450
Wollastonite 300
Talc 200
Red Art Clay 200
Red Iron Oxide 200
Bone Ash 25
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John Reeves Green
Custer Feldspar 150
Whiting 30
Silica 10
EPK 10
Chrome Oxide 8
Bentonite 4
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I have spent 40 years pursuing a good copper red. I have tested many formulas and Carlton Ballís Chun is the best for starters. The glaze below started there and has been modified over and over. Kingman was the best feldpsar but is no longer available.

Tom Turnerís Copper Red
Custer Feldspar 290
Silica 10
Pfizer Vicron 41-8 Whiting 72
Edgar Plastic Kaolin 8
Gerstley Borate 36
Magnesium Carbonate 14
Barium Carbonate 14
Zinc Oxide 6
Tin Oxide 5
Copper Carbonate 2.3
Frit 3195 2.5
Bentonite 5
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Tom Turnerís Flambe
Kona A-3 Feldspar 150
Silica 90
EPK 6
Whiting 30
Gerstley Borate 40
Dolomite 20
Zinc 6
Barium 14
Tin 3
Copper Carbonate 1.5
Wood Ash (Optional) 3
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My Temmoku started from a glaze from the Harrow School of Art in England as their Cornwall 85, whiting 15 glaze. It will need different amounts of iron for stoneware and porcelain. Plus the Cornwall has changed so much that I had to drastically change the glaze, so testing will be necessary. Some spell this tenmoku, for some reason I like temmoku.

Turner Temmoku
Cornwall 3400
Silica 1000
Pfizer 41-8 Whiting 600
OM4 ball Clay 320
Red Iron Oxide 480
Bentonite 80
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Teadust from Scott Cooper
Custer 43
OM4 13
Talc 8
Silica 27
Pfizer Vicron 41-8 Whiting 17
Iron Oxide 10
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Turnerís White Liner-modified from John Reeves Clear
Custer 1350
OM4 700
EPK 350
Pfizer Vicron 41-8 Whiting 1025
Silica 1625
Super Pax, or Zircopax 300
Zinc 100
Unwashed wood ash 100
Bentonite 50
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Leachís Basic Ash Glaze
Wood Ash 400 I do not wash ash as I believe much of
Feldspar 400 the character is in what is washed away.
OM4 200 Dry sieve through a 30 mesh sieve.
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Tom Turner Salmon Shino-a compilation of recipes
Nephylene Syenite 44
F-4 Spar 16
Spodumene 19
OM4 15
EPK 11
Soda Ash 10 (light or dense will make a difference)
Red Art-(or 1% iron oxide) 0 to 6 (depending upon body and reduction)

Turner White Trail Turner Blue Trail
F-4 Spar 850 ď
OM4 150 ď
Whiting 10 ď
Turner Blue Trail add Cobalt Carbonate 30 (3%) ballmill with F-4 for one hour

Kiln Wash
Alcoa C-31 Alumina Hydrate 6
EPK 1

Turner Cone 9 Porcelain-available at my studio, or Standard Ceramics-Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ask for #600.

Big Berthas Burners from L.B.White Co. P.O.Box 188, Onalaska, Wisc. 54650 , 608.783.5691 All you want is the Torch Casting(#01014), and L.B.White Co. mixer(orifice) (#01016). They come with about aP.O.Box 188 5/64ths orifice, drill to 7/64ths for propane and use from 2 Onalaska, Wisc. 54650 to 3 Ĺ pounds maximum pressure. For natural gas, drill to608.783.5691 9/64ths and use at 2 pounds maximum pressure. Run your gas lines to the kiln plumbing in a 0 to 10 pound gauge and shut off ball valve at each burner.