used in the kiln
Rylance dense fireclay tiles 12ins x 12ins x 3ins
arch: Rylance dense firebricks
arch layer:Townsville common red house bricks
layer, 5ins thick: mixture local Paluma fireclay and
coarse sawdust from local sawmill.
70 clay:30 sawdust
skin: 1 ins thick layer of Paluma fireclay and Darley air
setting refractory mortar 50-50
stoking was directly on top of the pots in the foreground.
used in the anagama pots
A blend of a
lighter burning kaolinitic Paluma clay is used and is sometimes
blended with Feeney's White Stoneware or Johnstone Brothers JB1
fireclay (coarsely sieved through fly wire) plus fine sawdust.
Although high in iron the clay is very refractory and leaves a
dark mark on the clay body.
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