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Member Since 29 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 13 2014 08:34 PM

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In Topic: Standard 266

23 August 2014 - 10:30 PM

I'm not positive, maybe Standard 365?  I have used gobs of Bmix 10 and Laguna 900 and have had great luck with both, but this past winter I got a bug in my bonnet that I needed to change to ^6 so I have tried a few different clays.  The porcelain  was just more persnickety than the other clays I've tried.  The good things about the porcelain was it dried super fast and could be trimmed soon.  That was also a negative if the clay was working on a different schedule than me.  Handles required more attention to attach without cracking and I discovered i didn't need the things that porcelain excels at. I am not throwing super thin and I don't need bright white.

 So I have cracked open a bag of Bmix5 which so far so good.  I had left Laguana for Standard because of the QC of Laguna (chunks of odd stuff in the clay) but I'm giving it another chance.  I've just decided that as a casual potter I don't need to use the high test of porcelain.

In Topic: Standard 266

23 August 2014 - 10:34 AM

I quite like the 112 to throw but haven't glazed it yet.  I'm on the "let's switch to ^6" adventure and the 112 is my current guinea pig.  after running through a few 100#s of porcelain I can safely say, PORCELAIN pounds sand, and I'll take a pass!  

In Topic: Standard 266

22 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

I finally got around to firing the 266 and it is a shame that it is such a pain to clean up because I really like how the glaze worked on the dark clay body.  Also, I fired to cone 5 with no bloating.  Great stuff if you don't mind the mess.

In Topic: Monkey's Fist

08 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

You could also make the general shape of the knob, then use a mini extruder to add in the rope texture.

Maybe I can boost some kid's play dough set  :)

In Topic: Monkey's Fist

07 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

Lots of interesting approaches.  Thank you, you have given me lots to think about.