As with so many things these days, the manufacturers meddled with the formula of this red stoneware clay and have made the body quite alot smoother. I didn't know that when I bought these two bags a couple of years ago! I'm sure this change has made the body more prone to bloating..a coarse clay will release trapped gases more easily.
Anyway, the pieces below came out fine.. so now the quest is on to find a clay which will withstand cone 9 and fire to a dark brown in oxidation. Am I asking for the impossible?
|Bottle vase, approx 8 inches tall|
|Small tea bowl|