All cone 6 glaze and firing - some cone 10 clay

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Comment by George Lewter on June 26, 2019 at 3:23pm

I would be pretty pleased if my kiln load looked this good. I hope you are, Carl.

Comment by Norm Stuart on June 7, 2019 at 12:12am

I often use Cone 10 Laguna Amador for sculpting even though we fire to cone 6. Having a lot of iron and grog it densifies satisfactorily at Cone 6. Sometimes I can dip the bisqued piece in water with soda ash to add more flux.

Our last batch of Cone 6 "Half and Half" has had the opposite problem. Each piece people have made has deformed excessively at Cone 6, and even after bisquing the "Half and Half" is so vitrified it doesn't really take glaze.

That's a problem I've never had with Amador.

Comment by Carl Ray Crutchfield on June 5, 2019 at 5:49pm
I actually like the result with the cone 10 clay and cone 6 glaze it seemed to affect the glaze and make it less pristine (?) especially on the face vases where I just used an oxide wash under a clear satin matt
Comment by Carl Ray Crutchfield on June 5, 2019 at 5:47pm
bird, face vases, and lidded pieces are cone 10 clay - white glazed pieces with red fish are cone 6 clay. all pieces are cone 6 glaze and fire.
Comment by Carl Ray Crutchfield on June 5, 2019 at 5:45pm
paneling is on garage wall behind kiln. I made this piece in college class but did not get it in last glaze fire so tried it with cone 6 glaze and fire.
Comment by Denice E. Demuth on May 26, 2019 at 8:40am

Nice load,  why do you use Cone 10 clay with a Cone 6 Glaze?  Nice paneling in your kiln area,  I put concrete board on the walls in my kiln room.   Denice


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