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Raku Clay 1154
Raku Clay 1154
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. Recommended firing range 900°C-1300°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical...
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Buff School Clay 1120
Buff School Clay 1120
Firing to a similar colour to 151-1117, this more complex body formulation offers greater consistency and reliablility. Outstanding and extremely well behaved general purpose clay based on fireclays, ball clay and china clay blend. Good dual purpose earthenware or stoneware use. Very popular with stoneware potters as a production stoneware body under oxidation or reduction and popular also in schools...
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Chocolate Black Clay 1130
Chocolate Black Clay 1130
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, please follow this link: Technical Data ...
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Creative Air Hardening Clay Grey 1187Creative Air Hardening Clay Grey 1187
Creative Air Hardening Clay Grey 1187
1187 CREATIVE CLAY GREY Potclays' Creative clay is an air-drying clay developed using the highest quality materials available Essentially a standard potters modelling clay with an addition of nylon fibres to provide exceptional bonded strength when dry and unfired. These nylon reinforcing fibres are an excellent bonding agent which reduces brittleness and means that the clay need not be fired....
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Creative Air Hardening Clay Red 1188Creative Air Hardening Clay Red 1188
Creative Air Hardening Clay Red 1188
1188 Potclays' CREATIVE CLAY red Creative clay is an air-drying clay developed using the highest quality materials available Essentially a standard potters modelling clay with an addition of nylon fibres to provide exceptional bonded strength when dry and unfired. These nylon reinforcing fibres are an excellent bonding agent which reduces brittleness and means that the clay need not be fired. It...
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Grogged White Earthenware Clay 1141-30
Grogged White Earthenware Clay 1141-30
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. Firing Range 1100°C-1240°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Si02% Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% %...
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Standard Smooth Red Terracotta 1137
Standard Smooth Red Terracotta 1137
Highly plastic blend of red marls giving a good colour and high fired strength. Attractively priced. Recommended firing range 1040°C-1170°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Si02% Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% %...
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White Earthenware Clay 1141 LT25
White Earthenware Clay 1141 LT25
Recommended 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 Si02% Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% %...
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Craft Crank Clay 1114
Craft Crank Clay 1114
One of our flagship clays, the original Craft Crank is often copied but never bettered. Carefully graded grog additions to a superb blend of clays makes this clay outstanding for all larger forms of slabbing and handbuilding The unique plasticity of the clay enables the more adventurous potter to throw with it. Recommended Firing Range 1170°C-1300°C TIP: The trademark Craft Crank toasted...
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Draycott White Stoneware Clay 1143
Draycott White Stoneware Clay 1143
Recommended firing range 1200°C-1300°C An excellent, smooth-textured, white stoneware body based on plastic fireclays and china clays. Throws well and stands up well on the wheel. For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Si02 Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% %...
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Flecked Stoneware Clay 1109
Flecked Stoneware Clay 1109
Recommended Firing Range 1150°C-1290°C Produced with our Plastic Blending process Same attractive handling and firing properties as 152-1109 at a more competitive price Firing to light grey with an attractive graded fleck addition There may be some variation in fleck size and/or density from batch to batch due to the nature of the material Q: Can I use items made from your...
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Grogged Pink Clay 1127
Grogged Pink Clay 1127
A blend of crank and terracotta clays produces an attractive warm brown fired colour suitbale for slab built forms, coiled pots and tiles, giving a general purpose hand-building body with good tooth and character. Pleasant pink colour around 1100-1160C becoming darker at stoneware. Good warp and crack resistance. Recommended Firing Range 1120°C-1270°C For more information on this clay,...
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Industrial Crank Craft 1153
Industrial Crank Craft 1153
The original Industrial Crank clay made from a fireclay base is less plastic than Craft Crank but possess the ability to maintain performance in larger forms and at high temperatures. Suitable for large sculptural work, slabbing, saggars and Raku. Very refractory open texture and low shrinkage. Good warp resistance. Fires to a warm buff. Recommended Firing Range 1210°C-1300°C For more...
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Lavafleck Clay 1155
Lavafleck Clay 1155
Recommended firing range 1200°C-1270°C Popular for its distinctive rustic, flecked character Good handling for throwing Shelves need to be well coated with refractory wash to prevent sticking during firing There may be some variation in fleck size and/or density from batch to batch due to the nature of the material Q: Can I use items made from your flecked clays in the microwave? A:...
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Modelling Clay 1150
Modelling Clay 1150
Recommended firing range 1100°C-1280°C The smoothest and most plastic modelling clay available. Used extensively by modellers/sculptors working in diverse fields from pottery to film and television, including those working with silicone moulds. Used to produce the models for the 2015 Star Wars Exhibit at Madame Tussauds, London. Wide firing range: Can be fired to earthenware and...
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New Keuper Red Clay 1132
New Keuper Red Clay 1132
Recommended firing range 1080°C-1230°C 159-1132A is a reformulation of 159-1132 (prior to that, 159-1131) due to a further change in fired result/colour response due to the iron oxide. If you are a previous user of 159-1131 or 1132 we strongly recommend that you take a sample of 159-1132A for testing before buying in quantity. For more information on this clay, please follow this link:...
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Oxidising St. Thomas Clay 1102
Oxidising St. Thomas Clay 1102
Extremely popular general purpose high earthenware and stoneware body speckling very attractively under normal or slightly reducing conditions. Excellent resilience and tolerance. Good warp and crack resistance. Throws and slabs well. Outstanding for school use. Fires to toasted buff. Recommended firing range 1150°C-1280°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical...
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Premium Craft Crank Clay 1114M
Premium Craft Crank Clay 1114M
Our Premium Craft Crank clay is manufactured by powder blending ball clays and our unique lime-free Hi-Pur grogs to produce a fireclay-free clay. Offered as an alternative to our original Craft Crank, it copes well with the larger forms and is only bettered by the original Craft Crank. Recommended firing range 1170°C-1300°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical...
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Reduction St. Thomas Clay 1104
Reduction St. Thomas Clay 1104
Classic Reduction St Thomas 1150°C-1280°C Classic Reduction St Thomas is Reduction St Thomas 150-1104 with added iron to give fired results more akin to the ‘old’ Reduction St Thomas body of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Over the years, whilst the R/STS recipe has remained the same, natural raw materials have inevitably changed as mining progressed and the market...
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Sanded Buff 1124
Sanded Buff 1124
This is our 1120 clay to which 10% sand has been added to give slight 'tooth'. Ideally suited to larger thrown forms, this clay is also suitable for slabbing, coiling and all hand-making methods, where the ssmall addition of grog gives it exceptional shape and stability. Earthenware or stoneware. Medium shrinkage. Excellent general purpose clay for school use. Recommended firing range 1100°C-1290°C For...
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Sanded White Stoneware Clay 1142-30
Sanded White Stoneware Clay 1142-30
Sanded version of our 1142 clay, particularly good for throwing. Recommended firing range 1200°C-1300°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Si02 Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% % Total Shrinkage 1100...
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Staffordshire Stoneware Clay 1115
Staffordshire Stoneware Clay 1115
Staffordshire Stoneware is a recent modification of the original and highly successful Pyropot recipe - a blend of ball clays, fireclays and red marls The high ball clay content imparts exceptional plasticity, making it an ideal throwing body Fireclay imparts refractory qualities whilst red marls give this body its characteristic subtle iron fleck The recipe uses a proportion of fireclay sourced...
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T Material Clay 1161
T Material Clay 1161
Recommended firing range 1200°C-1300°C T Material is a product of Magma Ceramics and is used in the manufacture of high quality refractories for the steel industry. It is widely valued by potters as an extremely resilient and tolerant off-white body. It is superb for large sculpture and handbuilding use, and is well-suited for high quality raku pieces. Low thermal expansion Low shrinkage...
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White St. Thomas Clay 1106
White St. Thomas Clay 1106
Ideal for all thrown applications including large dinnerware platters, this 'white' firing St Thomas clay body has exceptional shape stability in both oxidation and reduction firing. Will withstand very high temperatures and is especially attractive under reduction firing conditions. Recommended firing range 1160°C-1300°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link:...
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White Stoneware Clay 1142
White Stoneware Clay 1142
A new white-burning, refractory, smooth-textured body which throws and handles well. A very good domestic ware body of excellent colour and perfomance and almost a smooth, sliphoused version of 157-1145. A sanded version, 1142-30 is also available which is a particularly good throwing body. Recommended firing range 1200°C-1300°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link:...
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White Stoneware Clay 1145
White Stoneware Clay 1145
Superb, strong stoneware throwing body based on top quality porcelain china clay and ball clays with added flux for good 'ring'. Excellent domestic ware body suitable for large and small wares. Smooth textured but stands well and can be thrown quite thinly. Shows colour well. Recommended firing range 1200°C-1300°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical...
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Y Material Clay 1161Y
Y Material Clay 1161Y
Suitable for larger sculpture forms and handbuilding use. Also for high quality Raku items. Low shrinkage and good warp resistance. Very resilient and tolerant. Low thermal expansion. Very refractory. A white firing grogged clay. Similar to 'T' Material. Recommended firing range 1200°C-1300°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Si02 Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% %...
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David Leach Porcelain Clay 1147
David Leach Porcelain Clay 1147
Based on the original David Leach recipe, it is white translucent porcelain of exceptional throwing quality. Recommended firing range 1220°C-1290°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Si02% Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% %...
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Fine Bone China Clay
Fine Bone China Clay
Recommended firing range 1220°c - 1240°c A new bone china widely used in the Industry. Ideal for hand modelling. Superior whiteness and translucency. NOTE This body is produced for the pottery industry and is supplied at a harder consistency than most other bodies we supply. If you find it is too hard for your purposes, please see this YouTube link for a handy tip regarding softening...
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Harry Fraser Porcelain Clay 1149
Harry Fraser Porcelain Clay 1149
Strong, white and translucent, this well known throwing porcelain developed by Harry Fraser combines the finest quality and value. Throws well. Consistent and reliable. A truly excellent white-burning translucent porcelain. Recommended firing range 1220°C-1290°C For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data Si02% Ti02% AL203% Fe203% MnO% CaO% Mg0% K20% Na20% %...
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