Cone 10 Pigments

When I saw the sign in the window of S & S Pottery Supplies asking for fill in an upcoming cone 10 gas firing I knew that I had to get something ready … The opportunity to subject samples of my collected pigments to almost 1300°C (2400°F) in an oxygen-less environment was pretty exciting.

In all, I prepared twelve samples (pinch pots and all) mostly from iron-based pigments.  And, they represent the entire range of these colours: Yellows, reds, browns and purples.

Watching them be loaded into the large kiln I thought that, in the end, I might simply end up with a dozen shades of black; but I suspect that even these will be unique once I grind them out!

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