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Richard Baxter has spent many years teaching (part time) which means he has developed a broadly based practical approach to his craft which he enjoys sharing.

If you would like to try out some of the slips and glazes that Richard uses you will find some of the recipes below.

Feel free to adapt the glaze recipes to your own requirements, and good luck!

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Potting in the Old Leigh Studios workshop

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Earthenware Slips
These can be used under glazes
or on their own as they mature at
the glaze temperature of 1074c
   
Black slip  
Red earthenware clay
85
Cobalt carbonate
2
Manganese dioxide
3
Red iron oxide
10
Lead bisilicate
30
   
White slip  
White earthenware clay
66
Lead bisilicate
33
Zirconium silicate
10
Bentonite
4
   
Blue slip  
White earthenware clay   
66
Lead bisilicate
33
Zirconium silicate
10
Bentonite
4
Cobalt carbonate
2
Porcelain Glazes
These glazes are oxidized to 1240c
   
Dark pink/mauve  
China clay
5
Quartz
6
Zinc oxide
16
Potash feldspar
33
Barium carbonate
39
Green nickel oxide
1
 
 
Turquoise
 
Barium carbonate
50
Nepheline syenite
50
Copper oxide
3
 
 
White matt
 
Nepheline syenite
55
Quartz
8
China clay
6
Barium carbonate
25
Lithium carbonate
2
 
 
Pale green crackle  
Quartz
5
China clay
20
Whiting
15
Potash feldspar
10
Soda feldspar
30
Dolomite
20
Zirconium silicate
4
Praesidemium oxide
4
   
Blue/green/yellow/pink
(depends on thickness)
 
Quartz
6.0
China clay
5.0
Zinc oxide
16.0
Potash feldspar
33.0
Barium carbonate
39.0
Nickel oxide
0.5
Titanium dioxide
3.0

 

The test glazes (above) illustrate the range of colours Richard Baxter has been working towards over the past couple of years. They are all fired to 1240c in an electric firing.

Earthenware Glazes
These glazes mature at 1074c
   
Shiny Blue  
China clay
14.00
Borax frit (std)
20.00
Quartz
14.00
Zirconium silicate  
 11.75
Zinc oxide
5.87
Whiting
7.80
Cobalt oxide
0.18
Lead bisilicate
25.00
Bentonite
1.56
 
 
Honey
 
Lead bisilicate
68
Red earthenware
26
Whiting
2
Cornish stone
2
Red iron oxide
1
Bentonite
2
 
 
Turquoise
 
China clay
6
Borax frit (std)
30
Quartz
8
Copper oxide
3
Nepheline syenite
40
Barium carbonate
25
Lithium carbonate
2


Some of Richard Baxter's glaze buckets

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:: Richard Baxter pottery studio and gallery is based in the picturesque fishing village of Leigh on Sea, Essex ::
:: Old Leigh Studios, 61 High Street, The Old Town, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 2EP :: Tel : 01702 470 490 ::