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Member Since 07 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Shinos

13 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

This is just a FYI. Star Ceramic supply in Star NC has a native high fire red clay called "East Fork", a clay mostly composed of a Catawba clay from upper NC clay used for generations for folk potters of the area. It burns dark brown in reduction, sandy and throws very well. It might be something worth looking into.

In Topic: Looking For C6 Gloss White W/dolomite

18 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

I looked at Ashley's best as well as several others in John's mid range book there are seveal that look like they have enough mag carb will test several.

.5% cobalt carb should do it. at lest that's about where I'll start

Thanks for the tip on Tin vs zircopax, maybe some of both.


In Topic: Looking For C6 Gloss White W/dolomite

18 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

Thanks, I have that glaze ,will try that next fining. What do you think about some zirocpax to increase opacity make it creamier

In Topic: Hummingbird Feeder Spout Placement

15 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

Also don't leave the cork in while drying, the clay will shrink and crack the clay.. When I made them I found that my index finger to about the second knuckle worked as a reliable measuring device, still have it, hope I don't loose it :)

In Topic: I Ate Some Clay.

09 November 2016 - 04:52 PM

The tasting method was used by the early Seagrove (NC)potters to tell when they passed the grittier strata and in to the smooth production clay. the mouth is more sensitive than fingers.

Cream cheese looks like a really good training tool for turning porcelain, or visa versa.