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Lesson Plans

Stoneware with 05 glaze.

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Cynthia Davies (CynthiaDavies)
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 13:42:27 -0500

Stoneware clay takes high fire glazes at Cone 5-8, but you can also bisque
it at 04 and glaze at 05/06. It won't have the vitrified look of
"stoneware", but if it's all you've got.........!!!!!. Wear a mask to mix
your glazes and if you get an opportunity to order, I recommend wet clay
and pre-mixed glazes. As much as I love stoneware for my own work, the
children much prefer the colors you can get with white earthenware or red
with white slip, less breakages, quicker firings ( at a crunch I mix
bisque and glost at 05 with no harm). Duncan do a good range of good
lookalike stoneware 05/06 glazes including a superb celadon complete with
crazing. if you have to justify it, my theory is what you spend on pre mix
you save in electricity and far better health control for you and those
young lungs.

Hope this helps