these are the THREE different clay bodies i used here in france . . .
1. limoges porcelain = super creamy, lovely and wonderful to work with. beautiful + very white when fired. though i didn't throw with it, my fellow residents RAVED about how easy was to throw. but it shrinks and warps like MAD.
2. spanish white clay = super groggy and easy to hand build with. has a very durable feel when fired. but didn't care that much for the colour of the clay after firing . . . sort of a yellow/oatmeal colour (especially since i like the natural clay to show through in my work).
3. spanish black clay = super groggy and forgiving when coil building. loved the wetness of the clay that dried pretty quickly (great for coil building something tall). fires to a beautiful black/brown. but doesn't take colour very well (i.e. . . underglazes or slip) and messy, but not as messy as some dark clays i've worked with. LOVED the look of white words on this clay.