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tobias loveless

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About tobias loveless

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  • Birthday 01/17/1976

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    South Jordan UT
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    My wife, my kids & my pottery

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  1. But why throw thick if you don't have to. My porcelain is very very friendly. In my opinion it is the most throwable ( clay ) (any clay) I have worked with. This isn't the best example, it's an earlier test with a thin clear under a thin rutil blue . but it is 1/4 inch thick . with very little trimming . I have never seen or know from experience how thick or thin any other translucent porcelains are. I've never worked with southern ice or the cone 6 variation. I've heard the expansions of it and it sounds like it throws like cold bacon grease. Anyway if any of you have first hand knowledge of thickness of Chinese porcelain I would appreciate it. Thanks.
  2. Thanks. For all the information. Although I don't understand some of it. .. I have been working on a porcelain body for about 6 years now. It is cone 9 maybe 10. I have to do alot more testing still . it's been a long road, but a great drive. Anyway this is what I've been able to get
  3. its petes cranberry but modified
  4. no sorry this is the only pic i have of it, it is only partially glazed the spotted areas is bare clay which is the porcelaines clay i have been formulating including my secret spices, also petes cranberry yes but modified.
  5. Cone 10 to 11 the cons showing are 10 through 12 my kiln is hoter on top than bottom but this fifering was more different than usual
  6. ok ,i have added some pics on my profile page. i cant figure out how to get a pick in the post pick aria . there is a pick of the clay i'm talking about in my pics , sorry for the tape on it someone broke the pot. please check out my face book page for the other recipes i'm working on tobias loveless on facebook
  7. hello all. first timer here i have been working on a clay formula or 3 for about 4 years and trying to get some input on how many potters actually like the clay there are using. to this point i have made a white porcelain/stoneware clay that dose not warp while drying,[ with utilitarian wares ] no need to wire off plastic bats . [ released its self ] air drying. [ no need to cover it up ] and so far doesn't have any cracking issues. [ example ], i threw 25 4.5 lbs 12 inch plates on plastic bats, air dried them , did not wire them of the next day some had already released themselves and were as flat as the bat. trimmed them all. bisqued them and fired to cone 10. i would appreciate any comments . thanks tobias
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