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Chris Campbell

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In Topic: I'm Trying Not To Be Angry But

01 December 2016 - 09:24 PM

That is just totally weird ... I just hope you get your entry money back if nothing else. I wonder what the people who show up on Saturday expecting a craft show will do?

In Topic: Firing A ^ 5 / 6 Clay To Only ^ 02

25 November 2016 - 08:35 PM

What you have is clay that is not vitrified, not closed up. You will find items will absorb water in unglazed areas. Not a great idea for functional wares ... for instance a mug might dangerously overheat in a microwave due to that water boiling up in the cllay. And, yes you could actually get smelly bottoms. I would also expect them to chip more easily as they would be softer.

For decorative items meant to be displayed indoors, no problem. Actually, some people fire Cone 6 clays that way for Raku as the openness of the body give all kinds of nice little crannies for glazes to do their magic in reduction.

In Topic: Do Pyrometric Cones Expire?

23 November 2016 - 10:25 PM

Glad to hear that Mark .., I have some that are decades old and for the life of me I cannot figure out why I thought I needed those temps?? Have never even opened the boxes. Do we just go slightly mad in pottery stores??

In Topic: What Clay Would You Recommend?

22 November 2016 - 10:47 PM

Thanks so much to you all for the input. I will start more research so hopefully I will get a better outcome.

In Topic: What Clay Would You Recommend?

22 November 2016 - 06:21 PM

That was a thought I had Marcia ... if I gave the clay enough grog it would have room to move and absorb the shock. It does not need to be smooth just precise.