Hi Rita, I found out what the chocolaty clay is - it's ^5 Brown, from Laguna. I plan on picking up a box while on vacation in San Diego this month. That will be my return luggage weight. I also managed to get some of the Hagi Porcelain that the University class was using. Those two together make some great agateware pieces. I want to wait until I get my own wheel though, before I break out those two...
I have worked in a number of different clays, however the small ovoid is from a nice batch of Porcelain that I had access to while in my last university class.
I have done items in a pink Los Altos, B mix, Half & half, Indian Red (a cone 06 low fire clay), porcelain, a very smooth chocolaty looking sculpture clay, and various mixtures of all the above.
My, that's a very interesting mug you have chosen for your personal image. I would invite you to post more photos of your work. How did you find cone6pots? And what did you find here that made you want to join us? What are you looking for in an online ceramics network?
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