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What Midrange Porcelain Do You Prefer?

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#1 MichaelP


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

What porcelain for Cone 4-6 firing in electric kilns do you prefer (brand, #)? Do you buy it locally or by mail? What does it cost to you in the end (and in what quantity)?


Did anybody try P-5 porcelain sold by Clay King?


What cone do you fire yours to for functional pottery? I mean if it's Cone 5-6, do you prefer to fire it to ^5 or to ^6?





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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:50 PM

Standard #365 grolleg porcelain, which I get from Ceramic Supply Chicago. Throws great. No warping or cracking issues. I've made 45 pound planters with it. I fire it to cone 6. I don't know what I pay for it without looking it up, because it doesn't really matter. The cost of the clay is negligible in my opinion.

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#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

I loved the last batch 500 pounds of Laguna's Frost I bought. I had a 1000 pounds I picked up in Byerville, Ohio at the plant. It was not as nice as the I have also used last batch.I fire it to ^6 and hold for 30 minutes or so.
When I was in Montana I used Plainsman Porcelain and Archie Brwy Porcelain.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

Thank you Neil and Marcia.


Marcia, do I understand correctly that you use porcelain for racu regularly? Any problems with this?

And thank you for the wonderful workshop  in MN! I enjoyed it immensely.

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