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silica in slip

updated wed 30 apr 97


Jeff Lawrence on fri 25 apr 97

Hola Clayart!

I recently was advised that in commercial operations, they often add silica
to a slip to make it cast faster. I'm going to try it, but have heard a
little goes a long way.

Anybody had any success or failures with this technique? How much silica
was a good amount. I'm casting ^04 hobby body -- 1/2 clay 1/2 texas talc (w
the whiting already in it).

Thanks in advance!

Jeff Lawrence
Sun Dagger Design
Rt. 1 Box 394L
Espanola, NM 87532
vox/fax 505-753-5913