[Clayart] white clay leaks.

paul gerhold 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.
>  perfect.
>  MEL
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML

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