KEANE WHITE RAKU PAPER CLAY
White Raku Paper
A white raku clay with fine grog mixed with cellulose fibres, provides flexible working properties and additional green strength. Suitable for handbuilding applications. Fires chalky white, light grey in oxidation through to a speckled grey in reduction. The tiny fibres are barely visible and may be burnished smooth with a finger, rubber rib or stone.
Green strength: The knitting together of the paper fibres adds considerable strength when dry. This added strength is a onus when coping with rough handling and misadventure when transporting.
Joining: Can be done at any stage. Best joined at firm leather hard stage, with care wet paper clay can be successfully joined to dry and vice versa by scratching and gluing with paper clay slurry. Reinforce with coils where possible.
Repairs: Breakages are easily repaired by simply joining with paper clay slip. Should cracks appear, putty crack with more paper clay. This can also be successful even after the bisque firing.
Note ** Higher Bisque Cone 05 - 1050c. Glaze Fire Between Cone 03 - 1100c to Cone 10 - 1285c