So here is where Im at now. I have stock of EPK, bentonite, red IO, and (being I live right next to a Mica Mine) access to mica. I know mica has little significance in a body, but I just like it for the flecks. From what Ive read I like what Wollastonite can do for both bodies and glazes so I would like that to be an addition to my body. My direction is more than likely going to be making tea pots or other vessels. SO I guess really Ive been searching for a recipe that would mature nicely at cone 6 and would hopefully have more character if it were to lack having a glaze.
The Bizen and Shigaraki bodies have such an attractiveness to them yet I doubt that can be attained at cone 6 in an electric kiln. Ive always liked how clays change their look the higher you fire, but Im only wanting to go as high as cone 6. I also have been falling in love with more iron rich clays and drifting away from the buff white clays.
I have rewritten this post multiple times and having trouble conveying what Im looking for...I think. So am I in the ball park?
Red Art (or red natural clay, low workability)
Red IO (maybe the addition for a darker clay)
Mica (if natural clay is not to be used)
Ball clay (if natural clay is to be used)
Red IO and Wollanstonite are fluxes right ? so keep their percentage at a maximum of 25 %? And the rest filler?