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Firing Bad @ss Alligator Raku Glaze

Bad @ss Alligator

A reader sent me this recipe. She was mixing up a batch of Alligator (recipe below) and accidentally switched the quantities of the Cobalt Carbonate and the Cobalt Oxide.

Alligator Copper Matt

Gerstley Borate 8 cups
Bone Ash 2 cups
Copper Carbonate .5 cup
Cobalt Oxide .25cup
Cobalt Carbonate 2%

She states, "I put the larger amount of cobalt carb. and the smaller amount of cobalt ox. I labeled the container bad alligator and forgot about it. Recently I decided to try the botched recipe. The results were a high gloss version of alligator colors with more blues. It has become my favorite glaze and the preferred glaze of people who buy my pieces! I wanted to share this bad alligator recipe with you. I have renamed it Bad @ss Alligator."

so Bad @ss Alligator is

Gerstley Borate 8 cups
Bone Ash 2 cups
Copper Carbonate .5 cup
Cobalt Carbonate .25 cup
Cobalt Oxide 2%




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