White Earthenware T.S Flax Paper Clay E-S400

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Product Description

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 allows the potter to be more of an artist and less of a technician.

• Incredibly strong slabs - even extra thin slabs will fold, bend and drape without tearing.

• Extra large or thick forms hold up under their own weight.

• Greenware re-wets easily and evenly allowing you to re-work, alter or add new clay at any stage of dryness. It is possible with this clay body to build an armature and allow it to dry as a support sculpture that need not be removed for firing.

• Moisture evaporates so evenly from this clay body that it can be force dried with excellent results.

• Exaggerated forms hold their shape. Be careful not to get too extreme: once bisqued, the fibre structure burns out and slumping may occur if the base clay is over fired.

• Greenware, even bone dry, is unbelievably strong and easy to handle or transport if necessary.

• Make Scarva FLAXpaperCLAY into a putty to repair cracks in greenware or to construct forms out of previously made modules. You may even repair or add to already bisqued Scarva FLAXpaperCLAY. For best results you should re-bisque ware after making alterations.

• In addition, the burn out of the flax fibres results in a noticeably lower fired weight, especially in large-scale works and the resulting openness gives improved thermal shock properties to most clay bodies. Firings can be Oxidised, Reduced, Raku or Salt and Soda.

During firing combustion of organic, cellulose pulp and flax fibres will create a smoke effect - avoid inhalation. The kiln should be well-ventilated, i.e. suitable extraction fan or canopy fitted that allows the fumes to be safely removed from the kiln room. Without adequate venation it could trigger a smoke alarm.

For more information on this clay, please follow this link: Technical Data


  • Texture - 2

  • Fired Colour - Off White

  • % Total Shrinkage at 1100°C - 8

  • % Total Shrinkage at 1200°C - N/A
Product Specification
Colour
White
Weight
100000g, 10000g, 1000g, 25000g, 50000g, 5000g
Customer Reviews
By Bella on 26th February 2024
"An incredibly robust and forgiving clay which took whatever was thrown at it. Purposely leaving it to dry and re-work, this took stretching, late additions and improbable shapes. Glazed with 9352 Turquoise crackle"
Star Rating 5
By KarenKitch on 28th September 2022
"Easy to use"
Star Rating 4
By suenewing on 1st August 2022
"As always , superb service, the clay was in superb condition ( I have received it mouldy from Scarva before). Delivery next day , price very competitive. Well done Bathpotters."
Star Rating 5
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