I just started a little studio in my garage and figured I would reach out to the community for some advice. I plan on barrel firing
my pieces to cut down on my costs but I've never done it before and have some questions. I bought a 31 gallon galvanized
steel trash can and am wondering If I have to burn the zinc off before using it for a firing? I read online that this is the case
but I was thinking that maybe the fumes from the zinc burning off would impart some color on the pots. Also I'm wondering
what types of clay people are using for barrel firings? The guy at the pottery store told me low fire white clay but the internet
seems to think I should be using groggy stoneware. Hopefully someone knows about this stuff but please feel free to post any
other advice you have on this type of firing, I'll be grateful for any help I can get.