House Paint!

Did you know that the water base house paint in your garage can create some pretty spectacular glazes when fluxed in an atmospheric firing such as the Kazegama, salt and soda? Many common products we use are loaded with ceramic materials from talc to silica to clays. There is a ton of titanium dioxide in many white paints and primers which can create a lot of crystals as shown on these test tiles. So try it out. Make sure there’s going to be decent contact with fluxes during the firing. These tiles were up front in the firebox of the Kazegama where they came into contact with wood ash.

 

 

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