Tales of the goings on at Hollyford Pottery, near the tiny village of Stockleigh English in Devon, England
If you just grab clay from the woods, how do you know your slips and/or glazes will fit it? I know a glaze I use crazes on a lot of bodies for instance.
Hello Deborah. True, that's why I'm only making a few mugs at the moment. I'd really like to have everything sorted out, clay, slips and glaze, by Christmas. That's my plan - whether it'll happen or not remains to be seen!
I have another question, how do you know what temp to fire it? I have a bunch of clay in my backyard where we are digging the foundation for my kiln. I thought it would be really cool to make some pots with it for my first firing.
Hi Tracey. well I've fired up some pieces that students have made here and they seem to have come through fine. A freiend is going to put some through their stoneware firing for me - I'm guessing it'll turn to a green glaze. You've got to make something out of that clay for your firing. I've bisc fired a few pieces and it looks to be a good terracotta, but we'll see what happens when it's in the glaze firing - it'll probably all leak!
oh, it is like looking at nekkid ladies: the sight of gorgeous new pots....
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