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Soluble Salts and data useful to ceramists.

A good site on this by one of my students: James Alex Ferrante Soluble Salt Resource

I am not a safety expert, or a chemist.

Introduction

This site is intended as a resource for using solubles to affect the surface appearance of clay.

Normally in glazes and surfaces clayers shy away from highly soluble materials. This is because the solubility creates problems including:

  • migration of the material into and through porous clay.
  • migration into adjacent glazes
  • affects on the rheology of the glaze such as flocculation, coagulation, deflocculation and thixotropy.
  • some of these materials can be caustic
  • increased hazards
  • disposal issues
  • reactions with other materials

This site is going to try and deal with each of these materials separately and discuss glaze and surface possibilities, and what I think I know about these materials safety, disposal, and reaction issues. In no way should anyone assume that I have any expertise in safety or chemistry and there may be places where the lack of information creates the possibility of a hazard. The material even if correct is certainly not complete.

AlkaliMetals sodium and potassium general considerations.


I am not a safety expert, or a chemist. Do not use this site as a primary source for safety, chemistry or disposal information.

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