ceramic clay query? about firing cones and clay bodies
by Brett Humbard
(Savannah, GA USA)
ceramic clay query? about firing cones and clay bodies:- I have come across several buckets of clay from my past that I no longer know the firing cone of for bisque....how do I go about testing this clay for the perfect cone to fire at?
Brett Humbard sculptor
Your website is wonderful, very informative with lots of how too. I have a BFA in studio sculpture and have been away from the field for almost 15yrs. I am now getting back into it and the brush up on things from you site has been really helpful. I look forward to using the site more in the future.
Reply by Peter Holland
To:- ceramic clay query? about firing cones and clay bodies
Many thanks for your kind words and your very interesting query. Nice to know the website is working for you - that makes my day.
Glad you are getting back into it. Good luck.
Now, you see, you have exposed my soft underbelly, because for all these years I have had all the ceramics experts of the factories doing all the technical stuff for me.
One of those very experts (Tony Young) is now my partner in the Staffordshire Figurine Collective supervising all mine and John Bromley's figurines made right here in the UK under the new 'Stoke - World Capital of Ceramics' logo.
I am going to ask Tony to field this query and berate him as a foney if he can't answer it.
WATCH THIS SPACE!
Peter H (sculptor)
ps. Brett, feel free to place some of your work here in this section of you would like some free publicity for anything you are doing. Welcome aboard.