My recent mud adventure had me mixing my slop bucket as percentage water volume with the majority and dry portion of this mix being the flash (ahhhhhaaaaa) recipe seen a few post
Slop bucket consists of laguna 900 and the 12D bodies, prolly more laguna 900. Slop bucket included trim, fresh rejects, green rejects bone dry, and splash pan slop (ok I'm getting close to throwing with out one), and that bucket wast starting to get quite "game-y"
It ended up being a 66 pound wedging job.
It was made using slurry method as seen before.
Usually the slurry method produces wonderful feeling bodies.
The batch has a peculiar characteristic. It feels moist appropriately moist in wedging,,feel etc....
It is not short.
It it well wedged.
On the wheel it feels "manly", thick and unruly, it's acts like a body that is dry, and overly dense. It really fights when when centering, coning up and down, It is not dry. But is stiff and bratty while coning up,and down. And doesn't like centering. It doesn't feel like porcelain. And it doesn't have that creamy stoneware fell like before.
One good characteristic is that it holds very strong wide, horizontal ish angles. Think think lucie rie meets Ido style bowl, I usually pull mostly vertical then open and shape with rib, This clay allowed to pretty much pull to shape!!! But is stiff and bratty while coning up,and down. It doesn't feel like porcelain.
I definitely is not short, just unruly, It like a bratty kid.
I going wedge and spray a few blocks, place a damp rag and "cellar" and age them.
And wet and wedge some next studio visit.
Caution big brother is watching.
The beige is blinding!!!!!!
The middle of the road is boring
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