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I'm keen to try burnishing paper clay for Raku firing at around 1852 f I have some pieces that I have made using paper clay that I have made from local clay collected from a nearby beach that has quite a bit of salt in it - I have two batches, one that I have rinsed , dried and re-constituted and the other from raw clay that has not been rinsed I've noticed that when I scrape the surface of the pieces, there is a shine that is begging to come forth! - I might just continue-on with burnishing with a pebble I collected from the same beach to see if the surface comes up to shine but I
A couple of years ago, I was trying to develop a workable ^6 clay body, starting with clay I dug from a nearby creek, and several forum members contributed valuable suggestions to that project. After a lot of trial and (mostly) error, including a couple that completely melted in the kiln, I was able to make a few flower pots that now hold plants in my office - but never really found a blend that was 'friendly' to work with, and wound up setting the buckets aside to pursue other things. I now have some time to re-visit my creek clay - and decided to take a different approach: I want to se