the pink feldspar sounds interesting
can you please share your kiln/s and firing methods ?
mainly gas and or woodfire ?
ps thank you from k-chan and i ! MAHALO !
While finding an awesome place to camp, Clear Lake, just off that granddaddy of US highways US12, I got skunked on my pink feldspar search. I did bring home some wonderful pinkish-marroon basalt type rock however which could prove to be interesting either fritted down for a raku glaze or beefed up to fire higher. It's pretty much weathered down and ready to use as is....
Firing? I sold my big gas car kiln to a local potter last year when I tore down my studio and now that I'm rebuilt I'm building kilns as well. Have 2 electrics, a small reduction kiln which holds 8 chawan (thank you Tsujimura Shiro for that) and am in the process of building a smallish kiln (30-40 cf) on a trailer which can be fired with gas, used motor oil, cooking oil, and perhaps wood. I like the mobility idea as it could be taken to the fuel, taken to the clay, or shared with friends at a variety of venues. The Koreans built their kilns near the fuel source while the Japanese built theirs near the clay and this one could be either.