Sunday, 30 August 2009

Wax Resist on Bone China

When using wax resist on my work I find it easier to see the design if I add a one or two coloured candles to the mix. The mix I use is 2 parts candles to 1 part paraffin (kerosene), The mixture is heated to a liquid and brushed on to the work. Take care not to overheat the mixture as it is highly flammable.

Once the wax is applied the piece is washed with a solution of Cobalt Chloride and fired to 1260oC giving the result seen here.

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