You don't say where you are located. If you are in Canada M340 from Plainsman is a popular mid-fire white clay. A lot of schools use it. It does not fire up to Cone10, though. It is designed for cone 4-6.
We have one supplier that we use for paper. Great price on watercolour paper. Problem is, they always wait until they get enough orders for a pallet before shipping. This takes 6 weeks sometimes. I go in to check my orders only to find that the secretary did not submit the order. So now I have no paper. When I asked;"why?", she said that I didn't have any money in my budget. I am ordering for the NEXT school year. Of course I don't have money yet, as it is not the future.
Take your feldspar and granite and put them in separate bisqued bowls. fire them to bisque temperatures in your electric kiln. The granite will now be brittle enough to pound with a hammer. Sieve to taste.
I was in Toronto once visiting my sisters. I realized that one of my sisters lives very close to Tucker Ceramic Supply in Oakville ,Ontario.[a suburb of Toronto.]
I was working in low-fire Majolica at the time, and thought I could buy an exotic Fritt at Tuckers. Long story short- I am at the airport ready to board my flight back to Winnipeg. I am holding a large bag of white powder in a zip lock bag. I mean big. Not a sandwich bag. Say 1000 grams of fritt. It suddenly dawns on me that this looks a bit hinky. I also had long hair in a pony tail, and a beard.
I went to the ticket agent. They said to go to special services. I told them what it was, and showed them my receipt. They said to check back in an hour. I was hoping that they wouldn't confiscate it, as fritts are expensive. I picked up my package an hour later-no problems.
I am sure they analyzed it. It looked like a big bag of cocaine.Anyway, my glazing was a success.I have also brought pots back in my carry-on without a problem.
Tom........ was playing in clubs professionally at 13. Music success almost derailed the clay career. But if I'd have stayed on that path I likely would not be here now. I revealed a bit of visual evidence on "Throwback Thursday" on my Facebook page .
Thanks for the birthday wishes...... coming up soon...... the big 65!!!!!! How'd that happen.
I guess that's why you were able to do so much stuff.I wish you a long life.
TJR, you aren't supposed to split up the jeans you are currently wearing. You are supposed to take old, worn jeans...
Oh! O.k. Remember those horrid big ass long skirts made out of old jeans?You sewed a triangle of material up the middle? I didn't like those either. Or sewing those dingle berries along the vertical seams of your jeans? No !. I actually saw two guys wearing suspenders with jeans in the same room, this week. Jeans have belt loops, people.
I know I am going to pay for this one. Bring it on.
Only two more days of school, then I am FREE,FREE, ha! Ha!.
I wet sponge them. Don't like spraying dust around my studio. It is possible to glaze stuff upside down without waxing. I do this on wider bottoms [of pots], such as pie dishes. Waxing is not my favourite task.