Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I went to the studio last night and was lucky enough to "catch" Karen Avery using the new clay body.  The Buff Stoneware with Ochre.  She threw this plate using the new clay and, as you can see from the photo, it is a little grayer than the stoneware body that we have right now and definitely not as red as the Stoneware with Iron.

You will noticed also that Karen used some slip on her plate.  This is a new recipe and can be found with all the other slips in each work area.  It is labeled "New White Slip" and is a little thicker than the other slip so it is good for slip trailing.  If you like to brush it on your work, please collect a little container of it and thin it down.  DO NOT CONTAMINATE the entire container of slip; especially if you are going to brush the slip on your work or layer different colored slips on your piece.  This applies to all slips in the studio.  The "New White Slip" may appear a little grey in the bucket, but rest assured, it will fire up white.  Have fun . . . go crazy!

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