Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A Study of Continental Clay Bodies

I have recently done a little study of the high fire clay bodies from Continental Clay in Minneapolis. I made teabowls out of each of the clay bodies, and fired one in c. 10 reduction and one in soda (also c. 10 reduction). They are both glazed in a luster shino glaze which shows off the differences in the clay bodies beautifully. The c. 10 pots are glazed both inside and out with the shino glaze (left). The soda pots are glazed on the inside, and on the rim (right). There are 9 clays that I tested in total- so keep scrolling down... Enjoy!
**be sure to click on the images to see a much larger image and really see the details.**

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4 Comments:

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Mad said...

Hi Emily-
I found your blog as per mention by Karin Erikson. I am a blogging potter and hope to connect with other potters blogging. Check out my blog, not technical, but with a focus on table art and the busines of being an artist with an emphasis on pottery...
Best-
Mary Anne

 
At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! That's wonderful! It's always good to hear about glazes and tips!
Have you tired the O'hata Kaki glaze? It's in Ceramics mouthly '81
Bone Ash 1000
Talc 700
Whiting 800
Custer Feldspar 4700
E.P. Kaolin 700
Flint 2100
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10,000
Add Red iron Oxide 11%

It's a brown that makes a really good base for Lead better glazes.

Kaolin 250
slica (flint) 625
Whiting 375
Custer Feldspar 500
Talc 250
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2000
Add:
Rutile 120
Cobalt Carborate 22

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger IndianArtHistory said...

Have you ever studied the pottery of the San Ildefonso Pubelo?
They make their own clay mix and historically fire it outdoors.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Hello to all...
This is a very interesting blog and useful as well. There is such a sense of community across the craft ( or "art" if you will ) that's missing in most endeavors.
Thank you for this effort.
Dave of Balsam Lakedcstone7531@gmail.com

 

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