[Clayart] white clay leaks.
gerholdclay at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 16:38:33 UTC 2021
Just another bastardization of language for the purpose of making money by scamming unknowledgeable consumers!
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> On Jul 11, 2021, at 10:44 PM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
> there is a very old saying.. porcelain is a white body, but, not all white clay bodies are porcelain.
> one day we will go to a big show and the potter will be showing cone 013 raku "ta dah" Porcelain...To even suggest
> the word "Porcelain" would mean to me that the work is cone 10-12. It is totally vitrified, and will hold
> acid. So much of what the vendors sell is "fluxed up" white clay bodies and lets face it, no one really
> cares if it is "almost vitrified" I know, semantics
> That is why the clay I started using is brown, and totally vitrified. you control the color, the redart
> is the flux and makes it more workable. I swear that in 2095 potters will be complaining their
> cone 6 "porcelain leaks". hell, it is not even very close to "white stoneware".
> I sat a tall tumbler out of mel 6 clay on Mike Meyers (MN Clay owner) desk and filled it with water.
> I said "keep it full for a month." he did. not a drop of water on his desk.
> I boiled bars of clay for 3 hours
> weighed them with a digital scale.
> website: www.melpots.com
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