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Okay.

 

I have seen some dee-lish-us and positively drool-worthy stoneware and porcelain work on this forum, but I'm kinda wondering something...

 

Where are all my terracotta-luvvin' buddies at?!

 

I feel kinda by my lonesome here! Give a shout and post some pics of your iron red glory! ^_^

 

Here's a mug I did with white slip and underglaze. :) Fired to sitter ^03 to make it a wee more vitreous. ♥

 

What's your favorite thing to make with terracotta?

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I really like your piece, Guinea! I haven't worked with terracotta much but it was available in the previous studio I was part of...and I was definitely hooked! I moved a few months ago and unfortunately there isn't any terracotta available in the studio I've recently joined, but I hope to get back to it someday. I've posted a picture of a shallow bowl that I made with terracotta, majolica and majolica paint(?). I loved the vibrant colors that we could achieve with lower fire and on the white glaze...

 

 

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Omg those are adorable! ^_^ I always marvel at people who can use maijolica and make it look nice. I use white slip over the terracotta for my underglaze painting. I find it is so much more stable and my slip recipe luvvvvs my underglaze! My black is so rich and dark. :) I just put a good clear over it, and voila! ^_^ I sometimes use white earthware, too, but I like my terracotta the best.

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Yes! Terracotta was like throwing with butter :) I loved it! The closest I've come to replicating that feeling since then has been throwing with porcelain...but then it is so finicky with the amount of water you use.

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Hey,

Last week I received a book thru a library's interlibrary system named

"French Colonial Pottery: An International Conference" 2007 to look

at before I buy.  The book is mostly faience and about 11 pieces of stoneware. 

The examples are in color.  The book covers French faience from archaelogical sites in

the USA, Canada, and France.  The cost is $75.00 and is published

thru the Northwestern Univ. Press.   All the examples in my "Tunica Treasure"

book, (most of which are in this new book) are in black and white.

See ya,

Alabama

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Here is a freeze proof clay surviving in Montana at the bray Foundation. Chip worked at the Bray as the manager of the Clay Business.

Chip Clauson's Freeze Proof Terra Cotta

Batch %

Hawthorne Fire Clay.............. 20....... 9

C and C Ball....... 50........ 21

Red Art................................100....... 43

Talc .... ............... 15......... 6

Muddox Grog .......... 50............... 21

.5 Barium Carbonate

 

Marcia

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