Slip Recipes Casting
Walker Ceramics has a range of powders suitable for
producing casting slips.
They are available in 25 kg bags.
Preparation of casting slip from powder involves only the addition of measured amounts of
water and deflocculents in a suitable mixer.
check this website for the most up to date recipe for the body you use. If you
are uncertain of the recipe please contact us and we will advise you of the best
recipe for your mix *******
Our recipes are issued as a guide only, as water and local casting conditions
may vary around Australia. Follow the recipe mixing instructions to attain the
best possible casting slip from your mixer. Slip should be run through an 80
mesh sieve prior to use to ensure the highest quality results.
Check the litre weight using Walker
Ceramics Litre Weight Bottle and
Chart for accuracy (Product Code HC80).
Always use our slip mixing records and charts for permanent historical records
of slip recipes and solutions to mixing
We strongly recommend that casting slips should be tested for suitability
prior to any bulk use. Slips may be coloured with the addition of stains suitable for
No.10 Stoneware (AC100)
Fires between 1240-1300°C. Excellent
glaze colour development on this white body. It is suitable for both Middle Fire
and Stoneware glazes.
White Earthenware (AC300)
The body should be biscuit fired at
1000°C (minimum) and then appropriately glazed and fired from 1060 - 1250°C. This
will cover the full range of our standard Earthenware and Middle Fire glazes. Available in 25 kg bags.
Auscraft Ultra White (AB451 - NEW)
This newly developed replacement body has excellent pouring and
working properties and high green strength. Fires to Ultra
White. Biscuit at 1060 to 1100°C Orton Cone 04 - 03 .
1000 - 1060°C Orton Cone 06 - 04.
Suits all Hobby Ceramic Glazes and our Earthenware Containing Fritted Lead
Glazes. Especially EE400 Clear Gloss.
White Midfire (AC175)
This body has been designed with extra whiteness for the people
who want Porcelain / Stoneware strength with the brightness of Earthenware
colours at MIDFIRE temperatures.
at 1000 to 1060°C Orton Cone 06 - 04 .
Glost to 1200 - 1220°C Orton Cone 5-6.
Suits our range of Mid Fire glazes.
Terra Cotta Concentrate (AB406)
Add to standard Earthenware
bodies to fire to a beautiful rich red terra cotta
Fires from 1000°C - 1100°C.