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Fred Herbst anagama clay body -- a nice shigaraki style clay
Fred's Porcelaneous
Helmer Kaolin50.00
EPK15.00
Nepheline Syenite25.00
Silica10.00
Redart2.00
Silica Sand3.00
China Sand2.00
Sum107.00

For Shigaraki style, wedge in some chicken grit (available at feed stores).

Fred Herbst was interviewed for a podcast in December of 2006. Listen here.

Fred's 40
Helmer Kaolin40.00
Tile #67.50
EPK7.50
Foundry Hill Cream15.00
OM-4 Ball Clay15.00
Silica7.50
NC-4 Soda Feldspar12.50
Sand2.00
Sum107.00

Another great clay body from Fred Herbst.

Fred Herbst was interviewed for a podcast in December of 2006. Listen here.

clay body for anagama fired pottery, modified Dick Lehman recipie
Slightly Modified Lehman D12
EPK36.80
Nepheline Syenite24.50
OM4 Ball Clay14.30
Silica19.10
Bentonite5.10
Redart2.50
Sum102.30

This slightly Modified Lehman 12-D is derived from the recipie contained in Dick Lehman's article A New Approach To Long-Fire Results

OM-2
EPK26.40
Custar Feldspar23.90
Saggar XX20.10
OM4 Ball Clay12.60
Nepheline Syenite12.60
Bentonite3.70
Red Iron Oxide0.90
Silica0.70
Sum100.90

This clay stems from a time when I was using whatever materials I had on hand while attempting to mimmic the chemical composition of Shigaraki clay. Quite plainly, clay is more than its chemical makeup -- even though I may have ended up with a clay body close to the right number of various molecules, the chemistry and physics must be much more complicated. The finished result demonstrates this precisely. If it was as simple as mixing molecules, this clay would not look anything like this. All that said, I do like this body to some degree.

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