Olesya replied to Mart's topic in Clay and Glaze ChemistryI cant tell you exactly because I dont speak Turkish. But from what I can see it is cotton fiber. But I know for sure that in Uzebakistan, they add goat or camel wool to the clay. The wool is used to solidify the clay, so there will be no fissures. After, when the tandoor is fully heated, the wool will burn and you will be left with micropores that will help with the heat conducting in the oven. Do you have any recommendations for the clay?
Olesya replied to Mart's topic in Clay and Glaze ChemistryHello everyone, If anyone is interested, I am posting a video of how tandoors are made in Uzbekistan and Turkey. One of them is however in russian, the other is in turkish, but i think the narration in this case is not important : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqAXKRoz8bo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmwjqWdGgcQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ylzxtLGjQ I too really want to build one, but I am far from being a specialist in ceramic and I do not know the terminology. I bought some firing clay and this is what was written on the label: Do you think this material would be suitable to build a Tandoor?