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## cone 6 clay from cone 11

### mel jacobson on mon 2 nov 09

there is a theory:

cone six is cone six.
cone ten is cone ten.

broad range clays are poor clays.

or, as j. t. abernathy would say.

there is no such thing as a broad range clay.
it is made for the cone you are melting.
mel
from: minnetonka, mn
website: http://www.visi.com/~melpots/
new book: http://www.21stcenturykilns.com

### David McBeth on mon 2 nov 09

A regional celebrity among the grade school art teachers in The Clay
Lady.=3DA0=3DA0She is a partner in crime with the folks at Mid-South Cerami=
cs.
=3DA0We got in a batch of Clay Lady Clay (Standard Ceramics) - nice creamy
white firing earthenware.=3DA0=3DA0I use it with my 3-D design class.=3DA0=
=3DA0In t=3D
he
last glaze firing we tested the Clay Lady Clay as a cone 10 slip.=3DA0=3DA0=
It
is OK as is but add 10 - 15 % wood ash and wowie zowie - Another glaze
using the studio scraps and ash from the wood stove.

So cone 04 clay may be Cone 04 clay Mel but it is also a great cone 10 glaz=
=3D
e.

By the way friend, I sure wish I was up at the farm firing the wood
kiln with you.

Dave

On 11/2/09, mel jacobson wrote:
> there is a theory:
>
>=3DA0=3DA0cone six is cone six.
>=3DA0=3DA0cone ten is cone ten.
>
>=3DA0=3DA0broad range clays are poor clays.
>
>=3DA0=3DA0or, as j. t. abernathy would say.
>
>=3DA0=3DA0there is no such thing as a broad range clay.
>=3DA0=3DA0it is made for the cone you are melting.
>=3DA0=3DA0mel
>=3DA0=3DA0from: minnetonka, mn
>=3DA0=3DA0website: http://www.visi.com/~melpots/
l
>=3DA0=3DA0new book: http://www.21stcenturykilns.com
>

--=3D20
David McBeth
Professor of Art
Department of Visual and Theatre Arts
University of Tennessee - Martin
731-881-7416

### Lee Love on mon 2 nov 09

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 9:00 AM, David McBeth wrote:

> last glaze firing we tested the Clay Lady Clay as a cone 10 slip.=3DA0=3D=
A0It
> is OK as is but add 10 - 15 % wood ash and wowie zowie - Another glaze
> using the studio scraps and ash from the wood stove.
>
> So cone 04 clay may be Cone 04 clay Mel but it is also a great cone 10 gl=
=3D
aze.

The young potter that lived with us the first year I was back left me
a bunch of his white earthenware he was firing to cone 4. Jean found
it in the corner of the basement, behind boxes from storage and the
boxes we had sea freighted to us from Mashiko. I need to test fire
it to make sure it is that earthenware.

Right now, Steve is working with Chris Gustin and his anagama
kiln: http://www.gustinceramics.com/

--
Lee, a Mashiko potter in Minneapolis
http://mashikopots.blogspot.com/

"Ta tIr na n-=3DF3g ar chul an tI=3D97tIr dlainn trina ch=3DE9ile"=3D97tha=
t is, "T=3D
he
land of eternal youth is behind the house, a beautiful land fluent
within itself." -- John O'Donohue