I haven't had any time this week to play with non-clay materials for Response Saturday. See, I have had a bit of a clay crisis. I went to pick up some clay from my regular supplier, which I do about twice a year. We just happened to be passing by on our way to Ohio, and I had just used up all my porcelain and even processed my scrap, so it was perfectly timed. Unfortunately, they didn't have my regular clay, a very fine grolleg porcelain. Frustrated, I picked up 50 lbs of their production porcelain. This week, I broke into it and started to use it. I discovered that I really dislike this clay for beadmaking. My supplier is also the manufacturer of my porcelain, and a phone call discovered that they would be out for several weeks. Ouch. So I am looking for an alternative and I think I have found one, luckily. We just happened to order some clay and slip to play with from Matt and Dave's Clays and the clay I got seems to be a good match to my usual. Whew! I still have to see how it sands and fires, but I am optimistic.
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.