Henry Pope has free clay and silica for anyone who wants it. Asheville area:
700 # of Ellen Buff, free, no charge, but you have to pick up/load. Ellen Buff is rated by Hi H2O cone 4-6. Maybe but I've fired the clay to 9 1/2 in heavy reduction. No problem. The clay is dry, dry, dry but easy to slake down.
Also I have some fine silica, 325 mesh or thereabouts (395?). Good for porcelain glazes. This is also free.
And last but not least, I have some grog that is probably kyanite, not sure. But it's grog alright. Can't be too fussy. It's free to any one strong enough to tote it.
It's Fine, I'm Sure It's Fine
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