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Ashraf Hanna Super White Raku Body PF520Ashraf Hanna Super White Raku Body PF520
Ashraf Hanna Super White Raku Body PF520
Firing Range: 900°C - 1280°C The very best white raku body on the market. With over 58% molochite, this body can withstand the most extreme thermal shock. This is due to both the high alumina plastic ball clay and the three different grades of molochite. This body has very low shrinkage, a medium texture and is highly resistant to warping and cracking. For more information on this clay,...
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from £3.71 inc VAT
Original Raku Clay 1154
Original Raku Clay 1154
Firing Range: 900°C-1300°C Designed for those producing large sculptural forms intended for either raku or stoneware firing, it contains coarse textured grogs which produce a pronounced fleck when fired to stoneware. Offering superb thermal shock resistance and low shrinkage it is easily the best raku body. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture...
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from £2.18 inc VAT

Chocolate Black Clay 1130
Chocolate Black Clay 1130
Firing Range: 1040°C-1120°C Chocolate Black fires to produce a warm brown-black at earthenware temperatures, which becomes a more intense black when glazed. High pigment levels restrict the firing of this clay to a recommended range of 1040°C-1120°C. This body is highly thixotropic. It may seem very firm straight from the bag but will soften. For more information on this clay,...
from £2.77 inc VAT
Low Fire White Earthenware Smooth VBP1
Low Fire White Earthenware Smooth VBP1
Firing Range: 1080°C-1160°C An off white clay with a wide firing range. Suitable for throwing, model making and slab building. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 1 Fired Colour - Off White % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 9.00 % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - N/A
from £3.01 inc VAT

Marbled Surprise Clay K120
Marbled Surprise Clay K120
Firing Range: 1120°C-1150°C Interesting marbled body, smooth texture, suitable for both hand building and firing. Texture - 3 Fired Colour - Marbled Buff, Black, Red % Total Shrinkage at 1150°C - 12 For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data
from £4.08 inc VAT
Rose Terracotta Clay
Rose Terracotta Clay
Firing Range: 1040°C-1140°C Smooth earthenware body, starting from a light rose colour at the lower temperature range, turning more terracotta at the top end. Good for hand building. Texture - 1 Fired Colour - Rose/Terracotta % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - 6.5 For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Fired colour: 1040°C -...
from £3.30 inc VAT

Sanded White Earthenware Clay 1141-30
Sanded White Earthenware Clay 1141-30
Firing Range: 1100°C-1240°C General purpose white earthenware body of exceptional handling properties arising from the inclusion of white sand/grog into the plastic LT25 base. Throws well and suitable for larger pots also. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 3 Fired Colour - White % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 9 %...
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Sculptural Terracotta GVRS
Sculptural Terracotta GVRS
Firing Range: 1080°C-1220°C A newly developed clay containing a good degree of medium to coarse grogg. Gives open texture yet retaining a good degree of plasticity and has good resistance to thermal shock. Suitable for large sculptural work, gardenware, slab work etc. Good for modelling and hand building. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture...
from £2.89 inc VAT

Smooth Black Earthenware Throwing Clay
Smooth Black Earthenware Throwing Clay
Firing Range: 1000°C-1150°C K 144 is a black earthenware body. It's smooth texture makes it ideal for throwing. The final fired colour ranges from dark brown at 1040°C through to black at 1140°C Texture - 1 Fired Colour - Brown-Black % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 13.5 % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - N/A
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Smooth Body T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S200
Smooth Body T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S200
Firing Range: 900°C-1280°C Scarva FLAXpaperCLAY is very versatile, strong and flexible at all stages of the making process. Its reinforcing property with the flax fibre content allows the clay to be stretched without tearing. The fibres also seem to add tremendous strength to the sculpture as it dries and this gives a much greater handling ability before firing. • Incredibly strong...
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Smooth Red Terracotta VR
Smooth Red Terracotta VR
Firing Range: 1080°C - 1180°C An extremely popular general purpose clay based on a blend of Etruria Marls. Good for throwing, modelling and casting. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 5 Fired Colour - Light-Dark Red % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 12.30 % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - N/A
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Smooth White Earthenware Clay LTW
Smooth White Earthenware Clay LTW
Firing Range: 1060°C-1160°C Wide firing range white earthenware. Suitable for throwing, model-making and casting. Designed to give a good glaze fit with earthenware glazes. Smooth Texture. Texture - 1 Fired Colour - White/Ivory % Total Shrinkage - 9.1
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Standard Smooth Red Terracotta 1137
Standard Smooth Red Terracotta 1137
Firing Range: 1040°C-1170°C Highly plastic blend of red marls giving a good colour and high fired strength. Attractively priced. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 1 Fired Colour - Red Brown % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 10 % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - N/A
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Standard White Earthenware Smooth VBP3
Standard White Earthenware Smooth VBP3
Firing Range: 1080°C-1180°C This body produces and excellent casting slip and gives good green fired strength. Suitable for once-firing. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 1 Fired Colour - White % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 10 % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - N/A
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Superwhite Earthenware PF580Superwhite Earthenware PF580
Superwhite Earthenware PF580
Firing Range: 1080°C-1180°C At last! Superwhite Earthenware, a white earthenware which throws as well as the best stoneware clays. A blend of carefully graded ball clays gives this clay body outstanding plasticity and strength. Being smooth, strong and very plastic, Superwhite Earthenware, is ideal for all production techniques including throwing, pressing and jigger and jollying. For...
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Terracotta 10% Sanded Red GVR10
Terracotta 10% Sanded Red GVR10
Firing Range: 1080°C-1180°C The VR terracotta with 10% addition of 40’s - 90’s sand, improves strength in throwing and increases resistance to cracking and warping especially on larger pieces. Used for throwing, hand -building, modelling & tiles. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 6 Fired Colour - Light-Dark...
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Terracotta 20% Sanded Red GVR20
Terracotta 20% Sanded Red GVR20
Firing Range: 1080°C-1180°C The VR terracotta with 20% addition of 40’s - 90’s sand, improves strength in throwing and increases resistance to cracking and warping especially on larger pieces. Used for throwing, hand -building and modelling. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 7 Fired Colour - Light-Dark...
from £2.80 inc VAT
Terracotta Body T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S800
Terracotta Body T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S800
Firing Range: 1080°C-1180°C Scarva FLAXpaperCLAY is very versatile, strong and flexible at all stages of the making process. Its reinforcing property with the flax fibre content allows the clay to be stretched without tearing. The fibres also seem to add tremendous strength to the sculpture as it dries and this gives a much greater handling ability before firing. Scarva FLAXpaperCLAY...
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White Earthenware Clay 1141 LT25
White Earthenware Clay 1141 LT25
Firing Range: 1100°C-1220°C Known for many years as LT25, it is a very plastic white earthenware clay designed primarily for throwing. Firing to an ivory-white it offers good green strength. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 1 Fired Colour - White % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 9 % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C...
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White Earthenware Grogged VBP2
White Earthenware Grogged VBP2
Firing Range: 1080°C - 1180°C This new grogged white earthenware is suitable for larger work containing an addition of white grogg increasing resistance to cracking and warping. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 1 Fired Colour - White % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 10 % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - N/A
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White Earthenware Smooth Throwing Clay CWE
White Earthenware Smooth Throwing Clay CWE
Firing Range: 1080°C-1160°C CWE is a newly developed white earthenware clay containing highly plastic ball clays and china clays. It has superb throwing capabilities and is suitable for slab building. Good for throwing, modelling, and slab building. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Texture - 1 Fired Colour - Off White % Total Shrinkage...
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White Earthenware T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S400White Earthenware T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S400
White Earthenware T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S400
Firing Range: 1080°C-1180°C Scarva FLAXpaperCLAY is very versatile, strong and flexible at all stages of the making process. Its reinforcing property with the flax fibre content allows the clay to be stretched without tearing. The fibres also seem to add tremendous strength to the sculpture as it dries and this gives a much greater handling ability before firing. Scarva FLAXpaperCLAY...
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Alumina Hydrate
Alumina Hydrate
Alumina Hydrate
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AT Hymod Ball Clay
AT Hymod Ball Clay
A Dorset Ball clay. It's special feature is a high iron ,high strength, useful in the production of warm coloured textured bodies at stoneware temperatures. It has an exceptionally small particle size. Fires brown, having almost 2% Fe2O3.
from £1.51 inc VAT

Barium Carbonate
Barium Carbonate
A high temperature flux, which can also be added in small quantities (0.2-0.8%) to slips and low fire bodies to reduce solubility of salts and prevent 'scumming'. Barium carbonate is also popular for the production of crystal matte glazes, BaO readily forms crystalline phases during cooling. Barium carbonate can act to initiate crystal development in other glazes, some metallics can benefit...
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Batt WashBatt Wash
Batt Wash
This product will prevent drops of glaze from sticking to the bottom of the kiln or the kiln shelves. The wash binds with the glaze to make a brittle material that can easily be scraped off. It is recommended that the shelves be coated with a new coat of wash before each firing. Kiln shelves are quite expensive, so anything you can do to save them is well worth it! It is made by mixing with...
from £8.45 inc VAT

Bentonite
Bentonite
Extremely plastic colloidal clay used in bodies (up to 5%) to increase plasticity and in glaze (up to 2%) as a suspending agent. More than 3% can cause cracking of the unfired glaze layer due to the high drying shrinkage rate.
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Bone Ash
Bone Ash
A secondary flux in glazes and occasionally used as an opacifier. The essential constituent used to produce translucency in bone china bodies. Typically made from ground, calcined animal bones, bone ash is a source of calcium phosphate.
from £10.40 inc VAT

Cellulose Fibre
Cellulose Fibre
Super white cotton wool like fibres for adding to clay and slips to increase strength. Used in production of paper clay. No soaking or mashing required, mix directly with clay or slip.
£7.44 inc VAT
China Clay
China Clay
China Clay also known as kaolin. A refractory, low plasticity white firing clay used widely in glazes and bodies as a source of alumina and silica. When added to glazes it will stiffen and melt effectively increasing the firing range of the glaze. A refractory, low plasticity white firing clay used widely in glazes and bodies as a source of alumina and silica.
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Ciment Fondue (Grey)Ciment Fondue (Grey)
Ciment Fondue (Grey)
Ideal for both casting and sculpting, Ciment Fondu is widely used by sculptors because it is extremely hard and quick setting and gives superb detail. Using Ciment Fondu and an stone aggregate for a concrete mix has replaced stone for certain types of work. Because it is cheap, hard, tough, and durable, it is particularly suitable for large outdoor projects, especially decorative wall surfaces and...
from £12.96 inc VAT
Coarse Silica Sand
Coarse Silica Sand
Silica sand can be used for in various ways in ceramics. It can be used to protect kiln shelves by spreading a fine layer under your ware to catched glaze drips. It can also be added to glazes as the 'silica' content, however this is less common. Can be added to a clay body, they help glaze fit and make the body more refractory. 16-30 Mesh
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Colemanite
Colemanite
A naturally occurring source of Boron. A powerful primary or secondary flux in glazes. It intensifies the effect of colouring oxides. It also increases craze resistance in glazes.
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Corderite Grog 0 - 0.5mm
Corderite Grog 0 - 0.5mm
Gives finer clays a useful bite. Manufactured using refractory graded materials, Corderite grog fires to a warm buff and has similar thermal shock properties to Molochite, however they are cheaper. Size 0 - 0.5mm
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Corderite Grog 0.5mm - 1mm
Corderite Grog 0.5mm - 1mm
Gives finer clays a useful bite. Manufactured using refractory graded materials, Corderite grog fires to a warm buff and has similar thermal shock properties to Molochite, however they are cheaper. Size 0.5mm - 1mm
from £6.05 inc VAT
Cornish Stone
Cornish Stone
Decomposed granite, used as a secondary flux in silica glazes and as an alternative to feldspar due to higher content. Low iron content. Gives good whiteness.
from £4.20 inc VAT

Dolomite
Dolomite
Natural source of calcium and magnesium. Useful as a secondary flux in porcelain and stoneware glazes.
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FFF Feldspar
FFF Feldspar
A medium strength flux sufficing both body and glaze applications.
from £2.31 inc VAT

Fibreglass Chopped Stands 13mm
Fibreglass Chopped Stands 13mm
12mm Fibreglass Strand also known as Chopped Strand or Choppies, is used to reinforce resin, plaster, cement and Jesmonite casts. Ideal for smaller items where scrim and fibreglass mat is too bulky or awkward to use. Can be mixed heavily with resin to produce a putty like consistency, which can be applied to awkward areas more easily.
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Fine Silica Sand
Fine Silica Sand
Silica sand can be used for in various ways in ceramics. It can be used to protect kiln shelves by spreading a fine layer under your ware to catched glaze drips. It can also be added to glazes as the 'silica' content, however this is less common. Can be added to a clay body, they help glaze fit and make the body more refractory. 60's Mesh
from £1.68 inc VAT

Firebrick Grog 0-5mm - 25kg
Firebrick Grog 0-5mm - 25kg
0-5mm graded and dried firebrick grog. Suitable for the roman block method of mould making. Crushed firebrick makes an excellent aggregate for a castable refractory, e.g. high heat refractory concrete. This type will survive in real high heat and can be used for hot-face applications. The mix of Firebrick Grog, which is a refractory or heat-resistant aggregate, mixed with a heat-resistant cement,...
£29.88 inc VAT
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Flint
Very refractory material used to provide silica in bodies and glazes. Increases firing temperature and craze resistance but reduces plasticity and shrinkage.
from £2.75 inc VAT

Gillespie Borate
Gillespie Borate
Gillespie Borate also know as Gerstleys Borate, Gillespie Borate is a blended borate mineral for use in glaze formulas replacing Gerstley Borate. Consistency - Manufactured from high purity refined raw materials, Gillespie Borate™ is highly consistent from batch to batch. Oxide Match - Virtually identical to Gerstley Borate, this product requires no adjustment to formula and no extra...
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from £16.49 inc VAT
Grolleg China Clay
Grolleg China Clay
Grolleg has a lower iron content and is a little stronger with high plasticity. A refractory, medium plasticity white-firing clay used mainly in white earthenware, bone china and porcelain clay bodies. A blended English china clay, combining moderate plasticity, low titania content and relatively high flux content, low shrinkage and blue-white fired color. The low Tio2 content is a key factor for...
from £3.76 inc VAT

HVAR Ball Clay
HVAR Ball Clay
Low plasticity white-firing ball clay. Whiter firing than TWVA (34061). Popular in many stoneware bodies.
from £1.60 inc VAT
Hyplas 71 Ball Clay
Hyplas 71 Ball Clay
High plasticity cream firing ball clay for pottery clay bodies. Recommended for earthenware or stoneware body formulations. Fires ivory buff colour.
from £2.25 inc VAT

Lead Bisilicate
Lead Bisilicate
Lead Bisilicate is a 'true' Lead Bisilicate in that it contains 65-66% Lead Oxide, 32% Silica and 2% Alumina which acts as a stabiliser. This formulation allows for two molecules of silica to bond with 1 molecule of lead forming a Lead Bisilicate. Lead bisilicate is the frit generally used in low solubility glazes and standard borax frit for leadless glazes. Low Sol.
from £13.34 inc VAT
Lead Sesquisilicate
Lead Sesquisilicate
Often chosen for artisitic glazes where food safety is not required, this low solubility frit has a ratio of 1 part lead to 1.5 parts silica.
from £25.44 inc VAT
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