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  1. Christmas is coming, and clay/glaze shortages are aplenty... I've run out of all my normal clay, and all that remains is an unmarked, untouched, twisty-tied bag of clay that I have NO RECOLLECTION of purchasing. I don't have time to test run it in a high/mid fire kiln load, and I have a few more pieces that need to be made. Is there any way I can figure out what cone it is without firing it? I've narrowed it down to either being Laguna's cone 5 half and half (but there's usually a sticker label), or an Aardvark low fire throwing clay. It's a light beige-y grey, and very smooth. Any suggestions? I'd REALLY rather not melt a bunch of nice dishes all over the bottom of the kiln shelf
  2. Can work with two different kinds of clays with different porosity together when marbling or doing other clay combinations? For example one terracotta which ends up very porous and one stoneware clay that vitrifies to be less porous? Or will it crack?
  3. Hello all! I’ve been wanting to play with mason stains to color my cone 6 porcelain (slip casting) clay body. I eventually want to get a feel for the whole spectrum of colors and my goal is to use combinations of different stains to get unique colors. I know that you can find out which stains are tried and true on Mason Stain’s reference guide for clay bodies but I’m curious as to what stains you all would recommend to go with for starters! I’m also wondering if you guys have played with any stains that aren’t recommended for body stains but still worked and didn’t burn out. Thanks for your time!
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