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mel jacobson/14831 walker place, minnetonka, mn 55345
Black Shino tea pot/cone 11/reduction
table salt added to the soda ash
this is mel6 clay, with added black iron, ochre to give the look of
reduced, cone 10 heavy reduction. it is totally vitrified. this body is made
by adding redart clay at 30%. to any stoneware body formula.
most commercial bodies made for cone 6 have about 30% talc to vitrifie the body.
talc is now considered a carcinogenic material. we have seen the law suits over
baby powder, talcum. why is it in school clay, used by children?
REDART IS A PERFECT REPLACEMENT
IT THROWS LIKE A DREAM.
This is the farm/re/do of mel's studio set up. All elements are the same measurements
as with his home studio. It is screwed to the wall, outriggers for pots and clay and water.
(note) the old stool was too short so blocks have been added to the legs.
The old/new pug mill is right there, and it works great. So, in most ways this set up is the same as my
studio that is 50 years old.