Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Effetre 281 Marmorin Light, Effetre 280 Marmorin
Marmorin Light (top mandrel) and Marmorin (bottom mandrel).
Marmorin Light, self coloured spacer and spacer dotted with ivory (reacts).
The Marmorin started as a transparent brown, but went opaque. On the left - it is dots on white, and on the right, dotted with ivory. The bigger spacer in the middle is partially brown, partially grey - one side was opaque and the other still transparent when it went into the kiln.
However, Reducing these produces some surprises.
This is a clear base, encased with Marmorin Light. The glass in the centre was still clear hot - while the ends were cooler. The center went red-bronze with red blue lustre.
This was a clear base, encased with Marmorin. Didn't get this one quite as hot as the last - which might be why the reduction is not quite as dramatic. The reduction on this is more of a dark chocolate with blue highlights.
BTW, what is Marmorin? Well - marmorino is a traditional Venetian plaster decoration made from left-over crushed marble. Marmorin is also a Polish company that makes kitchen and bathroom sinks from a Marble composite.