I started using this body last spring, after another potter suggested that if I liked the Standard 563, I’d probably like Little Loafers. They were right! To me, it has all the smooth response of the 563 without as much of the fussiness. It seems to stand up better, and the S cracks have been nearly non-existent. The ones that did appear were clearly my fault, and were on pieces intended as tests and not at all properly thrown.
Like the 563, it takes a beautiful burnish and saggar fires well. I haven’t done any handbuilding with it, but from the way it throws, I’d suspect that while it might not be ideal, it’s probably better behaved than the 563.
It quickly became my favorite. But alas, there was none on the latest clay shipment.