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Red Iron Oxide Spill

 

As you can see, I had a mishap with the red iron oxide.  I was measuring out the last gram of the ingredient when I turned and my elbow smacked into my container of red iron oxide.  Most of it was saved, but a huge pile sat in my lap.  I sat there for a good couple of minutes in a stunned silence thinking to myself, “how can I undo this?  I can’t believe this just happened!  Undo, Undo!”  Andrew was sitting in the studio with me playing guitar and keeping me company and when this happened all music stopped.  I think he was afraid to make a sound as well.  He was just as stunned as I was.  I will say I am sure glad it was the red iron oxide that spilled rather than, say, the cobalt carbonate – which runs at $51 a pound rather than the $2.50 a pound that the red iron oxide is.  Phew!  Either way, I was not happy and worried my jeans would stain.  I carefully scooped up as much as I could to put back in the container and then slipped out of my jeans as Andrew ran to get me a new pair of pants.  It was already laundry day, so I took my jeans and hosed them out in the driveway and then threw them in the wash with my fingers crossed!  Good news, they washed out beautifully!

Finishing the mixing

 

Once I cleaned up, I finished the last of my mixing so that all of my glazes would be ready for my first test glaze firing.

 

Cleaning up

 

 

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  • Candice Serafin

    Arryn,

    Sorry you spilled the RIO. We have plenty here in Georgia, it’s probably where red iron oxide comes from!

    Don’t really know how Scarlet planted all that cotton in this red clay!

    CandiceReplyCancel

  • Candice Serafin

    Arryn,

    Sorry you spilled the RIO. We have plenty here in Georgia, it’s probably where red iron oxide comes from!

    Don’t really know how Scarlet planted all that cotton in this red clay!

    CandiceReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    I love the look in your eyes in that first picture! The ‘you’ve got to be kidding me’ look. Glad you were able to salvage most of it. And what a good hubby you have!! XO~MomReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    I love the look in your eyes in that first picture! The ‘you’ve got to be kidding me’ look. Glad you were able to salvage most of it. And what a good hubby you have!! XO~MomReplyCancel

  • Ahhh! That’s horrible. I hate it when that kind of stuff happens!ReplyCancel

  • Ahhh! That’s horrible. I hate it when that kind of stuff happens!ReplyCancel

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