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    alabama got a reaction from Babs in Black on Black Firing   
    If you're interested in Black on black pottery...you need the book "The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez ".
    Last month I got mine off Amazon for about 10 bucks including postage...used!  It's a huge coffee table type book!
    Check out the Facebook "the wild clay club"... they deal with natural clays and are based out Australia. 
    Primitive Pottery by Hal Riegger is a good book you might should ought to read!   
    Firing greenware will give the best results for Black on black pottery....  The reducing material used for the black should be DRY, not "it looks dry", or "it should be dry"....even a smidgen of moisture will cause a mottled exterior.  
    What less videos and read more, if you're serious about learning about southwest USA black pottery . 
    and make lots of notes.
     
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    alabama got a reaction from Magnolia Mud Research in Black on Black Firing   
    If you're interested in Black on black pottery...you need the book "The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez ".
    Last month I got mine off Amazon for about 10 bucks including postage...used!  It's a huge coffee table type book!
    Check out the Facebook "the wild clay club"... they deal with natural clays and are based out Australia. 
    Primitive Pottery by Hal Riegger is a good book you might should ought to read!   
    Firing greenware will give the best results for Black on black pottery....  The reducing material used for the black should be DRY, not "it looks dry", or "it should be dry"....even a smidgen of moisture will cause a mottled exterior.  
    What less videos and read more, if you're serious about learning about southwest USA black pottery . 
    and make lots of notes.
     
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    alabama got a reaction from Babs in 18th century pottery   
    18th c. Reference books:
    1.  German Stoneware...by D. Gaimster
    2. French Colonial Pottery: an International Conference ...edited by George Avery
    3.  If These Pots Could Talk...by Ivor Humes
    4.  Pre-industrial utensils...
    Indian pottery book... "Sun Circles and Human Hands " by Funderburk 
    Pit fired pottery book ..."Primitive Pottery" by Hal Riegger 
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    alabama got a reaction from Min in 18th century pottery   
    18th c. Reference books:
    1.  German Stoneware...by D. Gaimster
    2. French Colonial Pottery: an International Conference ...edited by George Avery
    3.  If These Pots Could Talk...by Ivor Humes
    4.  Pre-industrial utensils...
    Indian pottery book... "Sun Circles and Human Hands " by Funderburk 
    Pit fired pottery book ..."Primitive Pottery" by Hal Riegger 
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    alabama got a reaction from LeeU in Quick Question: Sea Shells - Cone 6 - Which Type?   
    Shells are made from layers with a type of adhesive or bonding agent between the layers. The adhesive burns out above 451 degrees and the layers change to calcium hydroxide over 951 degrees. Calcium hydroxide is a powder that absorbs moisture from humidity, expands, and if there is enough crushed shells in the clay... The vessel will disintegrate with in a year! I know this is true about mussel shell... And assume sea shells are the same/similar!
    But then it doesn't hurt to experiment.
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    alabama reacted to Mark C. in Building A Work Table   
    I wrote some on a thread about cheaper air purification units-you will have too search
    I modified a Jet or Delta unit with a heapa filter-works great at under 400$
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    alabama reacted to bciskepottery in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    Pres . . . would you consider pinning this and the community challenge #1 post so they don't get lost among the other posts?
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