[Clayart] Talc Substitution

David Woof woofpots at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 3 04:30:32 UTC 2021


Let's narrow the conversation to availability of Asbestos Talc vs Non-Asbestos Talc.

Since Raw Talc use is so pervasive in Industry and Manufacturing, including foods, tires, paints, plastics...........and that synthetic magnesium silicate does not provide the desired properties inherent in natural Talc, my initial search would be for providers and users of non-asbestos Talc.  It isn't going away easily.

I only use 3 to 6 percent Talc in my clay bodies and while Wollastonite doesn't provide the Talc properties, I would increase the percentage of Wollastonite by that Talc percentage and not miss Talc if I had to!

Talc and Wollastonite are my "broad Spectrum Clay Body Antibiotics" so to speak.
At this rate including use in glazes, I have enough stored Talc to last beyond the rest of my, most likely, extremely long life time.
Stock up now while you still can if you have concerns.

(So Let the Talc Haters laugh while they kin "can"..... Let them piss in the wind)     And Give you, their Talc!!!

Mel, you crafty old Viking! do you have some Talc to spare for this here Jeff Walker Gentleman?

Misneach,

David Woof.........I'll hang on to my Talc until "they" pry it from my cold and dusty claws...........................................
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From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> on behalf of Jeff D. Walker <jdwalker at silverdollarcity.com>
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Subject: [Clayart] Talc Substitution

Just wondering if anyone has started working on a true replacement for Talc?  We don't use a lot of it but we do use it and since it seems to be going away I guess it's time to start working on the tests for its replacement.

Jeff Walker
HillCreek Pottery
Silver Dollar City
Branson, MO

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