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: low fire "functional" ceramics: oxy moron? wrong

updated thu 20 sep 01


iandol on tue 18 sep 01

Dear Rick Monteverde,

My next project is to make porous clay cooking pots, some of which will =
be unglazed and fired to about ^06. These will be serviceable and =
functional. In fact they would not function if they were fully vitrified =
since they would become casseroles. Not only that, we have found there =
are several very good recipe books which rely on this type of wear being =
manufactured to give a good way of cooking healthy, relatively fat free =

I am please to know that clay can be processed in an infinite variety of =
ways so that all tastes can be satisfied.

Best regards,

Ivor Lewis. Redhill, South Australia.