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Borax Wash

Borax Wash

Firing temperature : cone 04-5 | Surface texture : satin | Color : clear | Atmosphere: Oxidation

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Mix borax with lukewarm water to aid in dissolving it into solution. Apply a thin layer to bisque ware using a brush. I apply this to the exterior of my work, over the bisque-fired terra sigillata surface. Note: The wash will still have undissolved borax, which gives it a speckled quality when fired.

This recipe was shared by Kate Marotz in the May 2021 issue of Ceramics Monthly.

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