[Clayart] cone six rumors

robert hackert ndiaman at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 1 18:53:43 EDT 2016

We now live in a litagation based society. Ron Roy and John Hesselberth have tried to do their part. Test glaze with lemon slice, etc.
Those 1,800 lawyers that graduate every year have to find a way to make a living.
Robert Hackert

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> On Nov 1, 2016, at 5:41 PM, mel jacobson <melpots2 at visi.com> wrote:
> i just had a call from a friend, senior clay person, that said there are some law suits in california over unsafe dishes made by potters.   in fact, he said that people were buying work from potters just to sue them. (quick money)
> it seems that the clay companies are in some cases making basic cone ten bodies...and they do not vitrify at all at cone 6.  they may say it is a broad range clay...6-10. of course that cannot be a fact.  cone 6 clay should vitrify at cone 6.  period.  i am not pointing a finger at any vendors as we do not know this to be a fact...but, it could have merit.
> now, please, this is sort of rumor stuff.  i have no verification of this, just his second hand information. but, it is something, for sure.
> so, if clayart friends could snoop around, talk to others and see what is going on.
> this is very important stuff.  if this spreads around the country some folks could be in big trouble.
> i hate to tell folks this...but i have been very concerned for years about this...that is one reason i would not switch to cone 6.  i want my functional pots to be well melted and no trouble.  cone 11 makes sure of that.
> but, we know the fear people are having in the modern world...everything is going to kill us...wrap your kids in saran wrap, don't let them go outside.
> i am of the opinion that more kids need to play in barns and walk in manure.  not hide in the house full of fear.
> oh, well, talk to the moon.
> see what's shak/n.
> mel
> and please, no alarm stuff.  if you report back, be factual and concerned, but no sounding fire alarms.  that stuff gets out to the general population and gets blown out of proportion.

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