Saturday, March 21, 2009

Clay


We went down to StarWorks for some of the clay which had been donated by Takuro for the upcoming group firing on the 4th of April about a week or so ago.
Realizing we would not have time for another gas firing for us- we decided to give this new Starwhite clay body a go.
What a great throwing body it has turned out to be.
We both enjoyed throwing it and have made most of the pots we want to have for the firing.
As I was unloading the bisque kiln I look at the 4 different clay bodies- maybe too many? Maybe not.
we are excited to also try out our glazes on the Star clay as well.
It would be great if we can use it for the gas kiln as well.
The different clay bodies:
Pinkish one- Standard 153
Red one- Highwater red stone or is it red rock I mix them up
White clay-Highwater Loafers glory and new Star white.


8 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

look at those cute little (I think they are) ewers or oil bottles down there in the middle!

tsbroome said...

Busy girl! this is completely off the topic, but would you happen to know who made the animal totem at the NC Pottery Center? I want to do a similar thing for a summer camp and have a few logistical questions about it.

Mike Barber said...

Red Rock has the granular manganese to make spots at cone 6. Red Stone is the same body without the spots. I just happen to use Red Rock.
-Mike

cookingwithgas said...

thanks Mike! Then what you see is red stone- I do mix them up and sometimes I get surprised when they have spots!
Tracey-I don't know who did the totem pole- it has been there a long time. I wish I could help- sorry!
yep- cruets!

Shortstuff said...

Oooooohhh. Have fun experimenting with your glazes and the different clay bodies. It's like Christmas isn't it?

Linda Starr said...

You stilts look extra wide, or is that just an optical illusion? I like using different clay bodies, glazes react differently on each one and it's kind of fun. Are those pendants or little tiles in there?

Annapants! said...

Yay! I got to help unload this kiln! =)

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

I'm already in love with those teapots. Gorgeous work, as always!