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Materials & Production
I get my Cone 5 clay from East Bay Clay in Richmond, CA. The talented Michael Haney runs a one-man factory there, devising all his own recipes and mixing the clay himself. It is fabulous stuff – Cone 5 Red, Roseville, Bay, Coach. I use pre-mixed Cone 5 glazes from Coyote, Amaco and Laguna. I do my throwing on an ancient Brent kickwheel with a power-assist motor, and fire to Cone 5 in a smallish Olympic electric kiln with an electronic controller.