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    Croton on Hudson, NY
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    Clay, Parrots

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  1. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    I do have wood ash, it's not washed but it's sifted through a fine screen Definitely will give it a go, Thanks!
  2. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    And check out the back of that last one... also very interesting with no texture! ... The lighting changes the color a bit. The others were shot in the horrible fluorescent light in the kitchen, This one regular bulb in the bedroom...
  3. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    And my Favorite 10% Gerstley Borate, 10% frit, 30% whiting & 50% Hudson Clay:
  4. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    This one is Hudson Clay with 30% Whiting so 70 g of Hudson clay and 30g Whiting:
  5. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    This is Old Gold Hudson, Fixed as well... No shivering:
  6. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    Well my little test kiln was all cooled down, I forgot 1/2 the firing time is a controlled cool to match my larger kiln, so I got to open it tonight and I'm quite pleased with results: I'm putting them each in their own post so there will be 4 separate posts with 4 separate images... this way I can post the images as large as possible. This post is of fixed Old Gold Albany: No shivering at all
  7. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    Interesting, Interesting, interesting! The one on the right is way cool but the one on the left looks like the original Old Gold Albany I liked so much... wonder how it'd break over texture. I'll be opening the test kiln tomorrow with a bunch of new test tiles... I had more of an idea of what I was doing since I took the glaze class... at least I hope so. LOL. Will find out tomorrow. I ran out of Porcelain test tiles though and ye of little patience couldn't wait so I ran all tests on the stoneware I typically use which is Hazelnut color body.
  8. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    Whoa, very nice. Would you say that is semi transparent? So is the body white? I wonder what it would do with surface irregularities, like stamping and such and if it would show underglaze painting underneath? Filling out annoying paperwork today. Thank you for this little distraction
  9. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    All I want to do is go down to the basement and work on my tiles and glaze batches but I've got workers down there all day today putting in huge hole and sump pump so I don't have to deal with messy towels sopping up buckets of water every time it rains really hard. So in the one run, a good thing. But today... not so good. I guess I'll watch the last video in that glaze making course on Color. Probably the Universe at work yet again. making me do what I should do instead of what I want to do.
  10. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    No worries at all. It is interesting enough that I will thoroughly enjoy discovering it's possibilities and limits. I was not really hoping it was Albany, I just thought it might be because the Early Glacial Lake that created the Albany Slip came down this far. But the fact that it is not makes it even more interesting... Maybe I CAN make a cool glaze that no one has seen before
  11. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    OK, so after looking over the Ian Curry stuff, Don't think it's really applicable to what I'm doing here, but... I still like the layout of the squares and that for quick batches of lots of tests you can stack them saving space in the kiln so I'll definitely make use of them. I'm actually kind of using his method as I plan on doing a line blend with my Hudson Clay and one other material... four different versions. Then when I see how they come out I'll make adjustments. Who knows in the end maybe I'll end up using all 4 corners after all I like the time and space you can save and then when you see stuff that works you can then test on a vertical standing test tile.
  12. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    Oh, Thank you so much! That is terrific. Going to check it out now. I ended up going back to the river today for another clay haul... it was a big one. I slept for an hour when I got home!
  13. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    Hi Curt, I am actually looking to make a glaze out of the clay altering it as little as possible. Much like a lot of the old Albany Slip Recipes you see. In those recipes however, My Tiles Shivered when mixed with Albany Slip and also when Mixed with Hudson River Clay.
  14. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    Hi Curt, I have not gone out to get chicken feed yet... got stuck reading through the Curry Tile Post. I looked into getting the book but its' $75 on Amazon! ... Maybe I'll just give it a whirl on my own for now. With the Hudson River Clay I can not strip out the Silica and Alumina, but I can still see using this method with pure HRC in top left corner and Gertslet Borate top right, Frit 3134 and Whiting in the remaining two maybe?
  15. GreyBird

    Hudson River Clay

    But does produce lots of fun experiments! I want to go through the Currie Tile Method information Curt mentioned before I proceed. I really like the layout of the cubes as pictured by Pieter and does seam to be good method to teat different additions at different amounts. But first I have to go out and get chicken feed... doesn't life just keep getting in the way!
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