• Pat Fleming


Hello again. My ball mill is running as I write this. I have some basaltic clay from East of here and am trying to make the particles smaller. If it works and my idea is correct we should get a workable stoneware clay directly out of the ground. I am not interested in milling it more than an hour or two though. Wouldn't it be nice to dig stoneware clay locally! My last glaze firing was one of the best ever. The odd thing is some of those pots have been fired 5 times to get that look. At 6 cents a KWH for electricity I guess that is OK. I ordered the new element for the test kiln. This is probably the 5 element in that kiln. Walla Walla said that they just have not had time to deal with my video so I am going to go ahead with the 2nd video about production techniques and local material for glazes. The second video will be shorter than the one about processing clay. Tomorrow I have to travel to a winery 40 miles away and take down some paintings and return them to a cyberart509 member. Her husband died and she is going to move to Oregon to live with her daughter. Next Saturday we need to take down the rest of the show because the winery is closing due to covid19. Bye for now.

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