[Clayart] red earthenware recipe?

Snail Scott claywork at flying-snail.com
Thu Feb 20 12:06:17 EST 2020

> On Feb 19, 2020, at 5:41 PM, Robert Harris <robertgharris at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> How about this one. Can't remember where you're located so not sure if CO
> is out of the picture.
> https://rockymountainclay.com/product/red-rock-red-2/

That looks nice! Very much the color I was aiming at.  I can’t really justify shipping from CO to IL, though, especially in winter. (I can handle frozen clay, but many outfits just won’t send it if the weather is cold.)

Also, I’d really prefer to be more self-sufficient and make it as I need it, rather than buying a commercial body.  I still mostly do large gritty stoneware sculpture, but I want to use an red-orange body for the small burnished objects I’ve been doing more of. I often black-fire them, but I'd like to have the option of a nice color peeking out if I do a patchy smoke job, a ‘naked’ coating, a burnoff job with a torch, or just want to fire it 'clean’. My current low red body just looks too ‘Redarty’ in this range. 

No offense to Redart - I love it for other clay bodies, but I don’t currently have any recipes which include it and also fire orange in the low ranges.


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