Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cone 6 OX test tiles

These are cone 6 oxidation test tiles. The recipes and more pages of cone 6 Ox tiles are on my website:

Tonight is our Clay Club meeting at the Crimson Laurel Gallery right here in town - only a 3 mile drive from home. Pizza and a discussion on pricing is on the agenda for tonight's meeting. I haven't been in the gallery for a while so it's going to be fun to see all the new work.

Today's plan is to get some planting done after breakfast and get some studio time after lunch. I'm still sore from my osteo treatment yesterday, so a bit of planting is all the muscle work I intend to do today. I'm slowly catching up on paper work though. Yesterday I got two three ring folders filled with recipes I've been printing out. Now I have to get all those little recipe clippings in some other folders; but that will be a good, after dinner project. This afternoon I'll continue my paper sorting and filing of all those papers still left on my studio desk and do a major search for my clay mixer manual, which so far, has eluded me.

After the TRAC tour, I'm usually wiped and need a couple of weeks to recharge and catch up with shopping, household stuff, paper work, gardening, etc. before I start on another studio cycle - which reminds me - I need to may a dental appointment!


  1. hey june, we had an interesting chat today at our club about clay vitrification at cone 6, do you have any thoughts and testing on the cone 6 firings?.. cheers ang

  2. I'm not sure what you're asking here. Can you be a bit more specific?

  3. You've got some nice colors there June, thanks for posting the recipes on your website. What clay are you using for these?

  4. I did these tests when I lived on the West coast and the clays I used at that time, one these were one or all of the following: BMix, P5 (a porcelain from Laguna), and Gmx from Georgies.

  5. hiya, the stoneware clay bodies usually have a glaze firing range at body vitrification the body is basically waterproof, since most of our training has been cone 9 i'm just wondering if you have tested cone 6 fired vessels to see if the glaze and the body is not absorbing moisture..espec important for vase vessels..

  6. A cone 6 body can be vitrified; but it you see a body advertised as having a wide range, like cone 6 to cone 10, there's no way that it will be vitrified at cone 6.
    I only work at cone 10 at present and did some cone 6 Ox glaze tests several years ago; and recently did some cone 6 soda fired tests. Down the line I may lower my firing to C6, but I will have to change claybodies, if and when I do.

  7. Thanks June, I've been using Black Mountain, Windsor, Soldate 60, and B-Mix for Cone 10 but will be trying Nara 5, Cassius and SRFG from Laguna next.