Here you can order Black Mason Stains for clay and ceramics in Five Pound, One Pound and Quarter Pound Increments. Black Mason Stains are used to color ceramic clay and glazes.
It is tough to see much difference between the black stains but by a large margin most folks get the 6600 Best Black. So if you are looking for a simple black, that one is likely going to work for you!
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KEY TO COMPOSITION CHART
Al - Aluminum Oxide
B - Boric Oxide
Ca - Calcium Oxide
Cd - Cadmium
Co - Cobalt Oxide
Cr - Chromium Oxide
Fe - Iron Oxide
Mn - Mangenese Dioxide
Ni - Nickel Oxide
Pr - Praseodymium Oxide
Se - Selenium
Sb - Antimony Oxide
Si - Silicone Dioxide
Sn - Tin Dioxide
Ti - Titanium Dioxide
V - Vanadium Pentoxide
Zn - Zinc Oxide
Zr - Zirconium Dioxide
1. Can be used as a 'body stain' in porcelain at high temperatures. All
of the brown colors can be used as 'body stains' but will vary in shade
considerably depending on the composition of the body and temperature at
which it is fired.
1a. Use only as a 'body stain'
Firing Temperatures can only be a rough guide. Firing at 2200 degrees F
on a slow schedule may give the equivalent maturing as firing at 2300
degrees F on a fast schedule. The cycle, atmosphere and rate of cooling
will affect the color.
2. Max. firing limit 2156 degrees F (1180 degrees C).
3. Max. firing limit 2300 degrees F (1260 degrees C).
4. Max firing limit 1976 degrees F (1080 degrees C).
Zinc Oxide influences the color in a glaze more than any other element.
Generally, zincless glazes should not contain magnesium oxide. Some
colors containing zinc are to be used in a zincless glaze. The zinc in
the color is in a combined form and will not harm the color, but free
zinc oxide in the glaze can destroy the color.
5. Do not use zinc in glaze.
6. May be used with zinc or without zinc.
7. Zinc not necessary, but gives better results.
8. Best results with no zinc.
Calcium Oxide content as calcium carbonate should be between 12-15% for
best color development. Adding the molecular equivalent of calcium oxide
with wollastonite, a natural calcium silicate, often gives better
uniformity. The increased silica from the wollastonite must be
subtracted or the glaze will have a poor surface.
9. Glaze must contain 6.7 to 8.4% CaO (12-15% CaCO3)