[Clayart] Cow paddys

Terry Lazaroff terrylazaroff at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 19:51:50 UTC 2022


Hi all

I remember watching the Last Brick Maker and he used coal mixed into his bricks so the would fire themselves in similar fashion.  

Terry getting ready for the 2022 1001Pots summer sale in Val David, Quebec.  8 July to 21 August.  

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> On Apr 7, 2022, at 3:03 PM, Tig Dupré <tigdupre at msn.com> wrote:
> 
> When I was in college at the University of Florida, Clayton Bailey came for a workshop.  He made "nose cups" and "blooper heads."  He cracked jokes and made wonderful pots.
> 
> One of the things he told us was his use of "horse clay," the mixing of dried horse dung in his clay body.  Clayton claimed that this allowed him to use less fuel in firing, because once the firing got up to the ignition point of the horse dung, the pot would fire itself.  I never tested this theory, not having access to a lot of horse dung, but it did sound somewhat on the fantasy side of clay production.
> 
> I greatly enjoyed his workshop!
> 
> Tig Dupre
> in Port Orchard, WA
> 
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> Kurt Wild got very excited to use dung as a heat source
> for low temp pottery.  Black ware and such was fired for
> years using dung...but, "DRY DUNG"  ....
> People have the perception that cow dung is wet, sloppy,
> icky stuff. And, it is.  But dung found in dry climates, esp
> cattle and goat sheep dung is like a grass paddy.
> 
> Most of what goes in a cow is grasses.  What comes out is used up grass.
> 
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