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    Birding, hiking, reading, remodeling, gardening, and of course, pots!
  1. Pots

  2. Zakin- brain transplant?

    I found several first and second editions of Zakin here: http://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-search/title/electric-kiln-ceramics-a-guide-to-clays-and-glazes/author/zakin-richard/sortby/3/
  3. Attaching bisque to bisque

    If it doesn't stay on using any of the suggested methods, you can attach the foot using PC-11 epoxy glue after firing. PC-11 can be tinted (I've used grated pastel crayons for tinting) so you can disguise the joined area. You can buy PC-11 (and -10, which is black) in hardware stores. And it's good for so much more....
  4. Check out this and parts 2, 3, and 4 on youtube: When I build round things like cups I leave it on the form until it stiffens up enough to stand up on its own. Hope this helps!
  5. Paper Clay

    It is quite subject to rot. If the batch isn't TOO nasty (your batch does sound pretty bad) you can add some 10% bleach solution to the bag, close it up, and try again the next day. Or wear a respirator when handling it. A lot of people mix up their paper pulp, drain it, and freeze in plastic bags. Then you can mix up only what you need. Daniel Rhodes had a section in the original version of Clay & Glazes for the Potter describing the use of fiberglass as an additive, but it's really been superseded by paper clay (as others in this thread have pointed out), and it apparently itches like crazy (think: insulation). You might want to check out Rosette Gault's web site, since she holds a patent on paper clay: http://www.paperclay.../150whatis.html