[Clayart] using multiple clays

Robert Harris robertgharris at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 08:17:33 EDT 2018

Usually neriage is the same clay body that has been colored.

I'd be worried about different wet shrinkage rates and COE if the clays are
truly different bodies - even at the same cone. For example I could see
significant problems between a Cone 6 body with talc or frit and your Mel6
high iron body.

Probably need more information on the different bodies Kathy is taking
about mixing.

I like the idea of using dryer lint. I'm guessing it's mostly cotton fibres
(and maybe a few polyester ones?) so should work absolutely fine.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 4:04 AM mel jacobson <melpots at visi.com> wrote:

> i see no problem is using different clay
> bodies in a 3d piece.  if the clay is of the same
> type....let us say...a cone 6 body.  it can be white,
> black, iron bearing whatever...and the clay should
> blend together if your technique is proper.
> that means using a deep scoring tool, lots of
> slip and slow the drying.
> i would use a spooze type slip.
> clay, sugar, vinegar/ water  ( i use old molasses)
> and make sure the bodies are totally blended.
> i see no reason to worry at all.
> it is all about how you do it...not the clay body.
> a good reminder is neriage...the blending of dark and lite
> colored clays and throwing the clay to create a spiral pattern.
> or, as vince teaches...multi colored clay patterns.  it works
> mel
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