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Hello,

 

Has anyone had experience using Tucker cone 10 stoneware paper clay in a wood firing? We usually do the wood firing to about cone 12.

 

I spoke to Tucker rep who said. ~ they have no experience with it going higher than cone 10. Well, someone must have some idea. I know that many clays will fire higher than rated. I also know testing is the only way to know whether it can handle going up to ~cone 12, but I do not readily have the ability to do this. My guess is that it will be OK. but as its a group firing, I need something better to go on than just my guess.

 

I did search through the threads and was unable to find one that addressed this question, but I may have missed it.

 

Many thanks for any thoughts,

 

Carol

Clay Art Center

Port Chester, NY

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This might be an obvious answer ... So forgive me in advance .... : > )

 

If you find out which one of their clays they used as the base for the paper clay you might have a better chance of getting an answer from people who have used that clay body without paper. The paper burns out very early in the firing so at high temps you are just dealing with clay.

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This might be an obvious answer ... So forgive me in advance .... : > )

 

If you find out which one of their clays they used as the base for the paper clay you might have a better chance of getting an answer from people who have used that clay body without paper. The paper burns out very early in the firing so at high temps you are just dealing with clay.

 

 

Chris,

 

thanks for the suggestion. I just got off the phone with Tucker technician. He tells me their sandstone cone 10 with or w/o paper do wonderfully with wood fire. (including his personal experience) P'clay can actually handle hotter temp.

the teaching point:....if you don't like the answer, go back and make sure you speak to the tech rather than the well-meaning, but less informed front office staff.

 

hooray!!

 

Carol

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