Ingredient Amount
Custer Feldspar 27.00
EPK Kaolin 34.00
om4 ball clay 20.00
silica 19.00
Add Amount
zircopax 5.00
Mason Stain 6129 Golden Ambrosia 6.00
Rutile 2.00


All of the suggested colorants make light/pastel colors that work great with underglaze transfers. Experiment with varying percentages of stain to create your own colors.

For batching: I weigh out the ingredients and make a 5000-gram dry-mix batch. When I’m ready to make colors, I measure out a 500-gram portion of the dry mix into a container, measure out dry Mason stains, and add that to the dry-mix slip base. Then I add water, mix, and sieve to make the slip smooth and perfect for brushing. This slip recipe is pretty much tried and true and has been around for a long time, so I can’t take credit for it. 


This recipe was shared by Susan Feagin in the March 2023 issue of Ceramics Monthly.