Use: lime, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts, ceramics, flour painting.
This pigment is powder. For use in Artistic painting, it should be finely ground in a mortar before mixing with the binder.
Flaxseed oil: Dilute the powder in a little turpentine before adding it to linseed oil.
paint with water / lime paste: dilute the pigment in a little water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
lime powder / cement / plaster: incorporate the pigment directly, then mix in order to stain all of your binder.
recommended dosage: The maximum dosage is 10% relative to the binder used. Above 10%, it is recommended to incorporate fixatives and adjuvants (use lime).
Color: orange-red brown covering with a transparent binder. Salmon slightly pink with a white binder.
This pigment is 100% natural.
made in France.
History: This ocher is quarried in the Puisaye quarries in Bougogne, then crushed, burnt and packaged in the factory of Ste des Ocres de France in APT. Bourgogne Ocherriers and Provence Ocherriers have been historically linked for more than a century.
Mid-nineteenth century, the ocriery industry is at its peak: the production reaches 18,000 tons and is exported worldwide.
From 1875, the ore becomes more and more rare and more expensive. We must proceed to underground extraction by wells and galleries. Operating costs increase.
After 30 years of quasi-monopoly, the ocher of Bougogne strongly feels the competition of the ochres of Vaucluse, exploited open-air in the communes of Gargas, Gignac, Mormoiron, Roussillon, Rustrel, Saint-Pantaléon, Villars and Villes-sur- Auzon.
Several Puisaye operators, including Gustave Parquin and Georges Lechiche, have long been convinced of the need to merge the various companies into one because of competition from too many operators.
They achieve their ends by succeeding in convincing most of their colleagues in two stages: by forming May 1, 1892, Comptoir des Ocres in Bourgogne, then Ste des Ocres de France.
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