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Opaque Matte #5

Opaque Matte #5

Firing temperature : Cone 6 | Surface texture : matte | Color : blue | Atmosphere: Oxidation

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I program a 15-minute hold and slow cool at the end of the firing in an electric kiln. This gives a very soft matte finish with little sheen. Otherwise it is a bit waxy with a low sheen. I used Mason stain #6315 Zirconium Vanadium Blue as the colorant in the process images.

This recipe was shared by Alan Johnson in the January/February 2021 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.

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