December 6, 2020
I mixed some Othello clay with 2% bentonite, 5% sand and 5% silica. Wouldn't it cool if that made a marvelous clay? The problem is that as earthenware Othello clay is weak and if fired high enough gives us 17% shrinkage which is a lot. I did another bird painting today. I am thinking of contacting The Old Hotel about featuring my bird paintings along with my pottery for the March feature show but the CAVU Cellars is in March and that has been over a year in planning. Tomorrow I will try to mix dirt glaze with 40% borate and fire it to cone 5 for re-fire. Wish me luck.