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#71870 Two Questions About Manganese Dioxide Use

Posted by mrcasey on 14 December 2014 - 04:09 PM

The word plumbum in Latin means peanut butter.  Pipes used to get clogged with peanut butter.  Also the atomic symbol for peanut butter 

is Pb.        

#67199 Amaco Potters Choice Salt Buff Looks Like Ash

Posted by mrcasey on 03 October 2014 - 08:57 PM

2 uneven coats

Bisque fired at cone 05 electric

Glaze fired at cone 6 electric

Not sure about the schedule - I just use the easy fire buttons on the kiln master.   In this instance, it's a slow glaze firing.

We don't use a special ramping schedule, hold, or slow cooling.

#40497 Beginner Needs Suitable Clay For Bonsai Pots

Posted by mrcasey on 09 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

A local community center in Parkersburg, WV has a pottery studio where I’ve been learning about pottery (about 2 months). There are 2 electric kilns in which stoneware is fired to cone 6 ( they also do some stuff with terra cotta).


I’d like a dark brown cone 6 clay that will withstand freezing/thawing cycles. If I understand correctly, this means that I want a pot with a very low moisture absorption rate? The pots I’m building are about ¼” thick walled rectangles 16” X 13”X 4” and smaller.


I live about an hour from Byesville, OH in which there’s a Laguna Clay distributor. Is Laguna a good place to get the clay with the specs I’m looking for or should I be looking elsewhere?




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