Leslie McPherson on fri 3 jan 97
We are in the process of building a house and I have experience only in
hand building and wheel throwing. I have been following the Bathroom Sink
articles and I see that low fire is recommended. I use high fire(cone
10)clay. I would prefer to use the clay that I already have...but want the
best finished product as I don't want to be remaking and replacing things
later on down the line. Would Cone 10 clay be okay for tiles and sinks?
ZALT@aol.com on sat 4 jan 97
You could use cone 10 clay provided you fire to the required temp. The
downsize is that at these temps there is a great deal of stress on the clay
could cause warping, slumping and if not properly formed tearing. You also
must have a very good idea of the shrinkage of the clay. If you get by the
aformentioned you will have to live with your coulours. If it is a stoneware
cone 10 there will be a fairly muted colour scheme. If it is porcelain you
may get some good colours in the cold range but reds and yellows will be very
Tiles are another story. they two will be subject to warping but this could
be controlled if properly done. Get a good book on tile producton. There
are a lot of tricks that you must be aware of if you want quality.
Terrance F. Lazaroff
St Hubert, Quebec, Canada!!!!!
Margaret Arial on sat 4 jan 97
i USE CONE 10 CLAY IT WORKS FOR ME AND PETER KING WHO TAUGHT ME SEEMS TO USE
THAT TEMP CLAY AS WELL. WHICH ARTICLES ARE YOU REFERRING TO ANYHOW? i do not
know of them..