A message board for Armadillo Clay is an excellent idea. I am not a potter, though as a beginning metal caster, I am aware that Armadillo is my best local supplier. Is there anyone out there who is also interested in metal casting? If so, this board is a good place for us to talk. Charcoal can melt anything up to silicon bronze. Is anyone interested in learning how to cast bronze? I will be checking back here periodically. I have just made my first casting, by the way. It is a zinc arrowhead. I will post some pictures eventually somewhere on the web, and then put the link here. I know that there are other foundry folks here in the Austin area, so let's see if we can get the ball rollong here.