White Cone 6 clay
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:02 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:51 PM
15 Neph Sye
with pretty much any clay recipe, the "whiteness" achieved will have a lot to do with the types of clays you put in the batch since there are varying degrees of whiteness for different ball and kaolin clays. also substituting different things may work for you if you want whiteness - try subbing EPK with something like Grolleg or Tile6.
i tested the following recipe a few years ago and it was just alright, but worked OK for a "white clay body" vs calling it porcelain.
30 Neph Sye
5 Gerstley B
2% plasticizer (veegum, bentonite, macaloid, etc)
what clay bodies have you been testing?
Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:17 AM
Vessel 6 White Throwing Body (a student discovered this and we adopted it. I don't know the origin.)
Custer Feldspar 10 pounds
Fire Clay 60
Ball Clay 40
Silica (Flint) 10
This mixture needs to age for several days to a week before using.