A local community center in Parkersburg, WV has a pottery studio where I’ve been learning about pottery (about 2 months). There are 2 electric kilns in which stoneware is fired to cone 6 ( they also do some stuff with terra cotta).
I’d like a dark brown cone 6 clay that will withstand freezing/thawing cycles. If I understand correctly, this means that I want a pot with a very low moisture absorption rate? The pots I’m building are about ¼” thick walled rectangles 16” X 13”X 4” and smaller.
I live about an hour from Byesville, OH in which there’s a Laguna Clay distributor. Is Laguna a good place to get the clay with the specs I’m looking for or should I be looking elsewhere?