Hey everyone -- just a quick question hopefully.
I'm using some ^10 black mountain clay for my first time (not the sculpture), and just did a bisque load including some bowls and a few test tiles.
It was thrown in with my studio's normal bisque cycle (^05-06), medium rate, along with a bunch of the normal ^6 clays that we use.
And it came out feeling VERY soft / porous. Is this normal for black mountain? It obviously has a higher vitrification point than the rest of the clays in the same kiln, but it feels softer than our normal bisque.
It does "ring" when tapped, but I was able to snap one of the test tiles in half pretty easily.
Thanks in advance!