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Hi, I want to mix two different companies porcelain clays. One has shrinkage of  8% (+\- 2%) and porcelain that shrinks 12%.  One is colored porcelain and I am not fond of how it works with my handbuilding techniques. The other is my go-to porcelain. I want to mix in order to create softer colors. I know I should test but ,Any help would be appreciated before I do. Thanks. 

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I don’t know how much of the colored porcelain you have, but it’s clear you don’t want to waste it.

Is it a small enough amount that wedging the whole batch seems doable?

If not, do you have access to a pugger?

Definitely, tests of the proportions of clays, colors, firing and shrinkage can be measured and assessed. At the least, you’ll have a small batch of special clay or your tests could result in a formula for your own blend.

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