Mica ware

Aug. 5th, 2009 02:37 pm
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Master [livejournal.com profile] hroar expressed interest in the mica clay so here are some photos of the ware I have been making with low-fire mica clay. This is a commercial body from New Mexico Clay Co., is supposed to be what they Pueblo Indians used for cook pots, and I wanted to experiment with it.



Made from 25 lbs. of the mica clay. Both dried and drying. The shine looks like water is on them but it's the reflection of the mica.


This is a closeup of a pipkin I just put together. The clay doesn't get to the state of leather hard to which I am accustomed, the clay seems soft until it is dried enough to be hard. You can see the glitter of the mica and how rough the clay is. Click if you'd like a closer view.


Another view.

Although New Mexico Clay was a good company to work with, shipping makes this clay impractical, my plan is to prospect around here for mica clay as soon as the weather moderates.
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