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.**


6 thoughts on “A Study of Continental Clay Bodies

  1. 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…
    Mary Anne

  2. 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
    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
    Rutile 120
    Cobalt Carborate 22

  3. 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

  4. Hello
    I am currently in Japan near Tokyo trying to find a Japanese potter to learn from. I then studying pottery now for about eight years. Although I am a Japanese historian by training. However I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination. And I don’t know anyone over here so if anyone here knows of someone that I can talk to overhear in Japan. It would be greatly appreciated.

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