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Georgies Lowfire Clays (Cone 06-1)
Georgies clays can be combined to reach quantity discounts.

 

More Clays: MidrangeHighfireDrySlip

Lowfire clays, also called earthenware clays, are rarely taken to higher temperatures than cone 04 (about 1940 Fahrenheit). These sample pictures show the clay colors after oxidation firing in an electric kiln. They're easy to work with, easy to fire, and offer the widest range of glaze color possibilities for decoration. Lowfire clays must be glazed with foodsafe glazes, and the glazes fired to their proper maturity, to make foodsafe ware.

 

Vortex Red

Absorption 8.95%
Shrinkage 11.41%

Recommended Wheelthrowing Dinnerware Handbuilding Sculpture Classroom
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25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$11.00 $19.50 $36.00 $165.00 $290.00 $540.00
    Named after the famous Oregon mystery spot, this clay was a bit of a mystery to get its list of attributes to perform as they should. Here are its characteristics:

  • Red terra cotta without the use of Red Art. We blended two different iron-bearing clays that offer great forming, plasticity, and color.
  • Color! Because color is a subset of the "no Red Art" condition, the color should also offer something different. The color in the unglazed and fired state is more "orange-red" than the "blue-red" of typical Red Art bodies.
  • It had to be very throwable, and YES, this is! Along with the blend of friendly iron-bearing clays, there is also a small percentage of fireclay. THe fireclay has more tooth to aid all the mix of fine particles. It's not at all gritty, nor does it need additional grog. It's well suited for wheelthrowing or handbuilding.
  • The trickiest part of all is to retain its red color -and- fit a no-lead glaze! Our choice of clear glaze for lowfire work is Duncan's Pure Brilliance. This is the clearest and most bubble-inclusion-free glaze we have used. As with all clear glazes, it's best applied thin. The fired color is a rich, distinct terra cotta red under clear glaze.

 

Cherry Creek Red (CC546)

The Cherry Creek line offers great reliability for both handbuilding and wheelthrowing. They make use of Red Art clay, offering rich red color when fired to cone 04 bisque. No-lead glazes such as Duncan IN1001 will fit and keep the rich red color of the clay.

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Absorption 7.90%
Shrinkage 8.90%
@ dry: 5.65%
@ bisque: 8.90%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$15.00 $29.00 $53.00 $240.00 $440.00 $800.00

 

Cherry Creek Red with Grog (CC546G)

Cherry Creek Red with the addition of 5% 35-mesh grog for extra strength when working large.

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Absorption 6.89%
Shrinkage 7.74%

@ dry:

4.62%

@ bisque:

7.74%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$15.00 $29.00 $53.00 $240.00 $440.00 $820.00

 

Cherry Creek Red Sculptural (CC546SC)

Cherry Creek Sculptural adds a 30% blend of aggregate materials for even more strength in sculptural work, allowing you to dream big.

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Absorption 6.89%
Shrinkage 9.14%
@ dry: 5.45%
@ bisque: 9.14%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$15.00 $29.00 $53.00 $250.00 $480.00 $920.00

 

Piepenburg Raku (CC537)

By permission, we mix Robert Piepenburg's Raku Clay formula. This clay utilizes kyanite as a grog and filler. Kyanite expands during the firing, knitting the clay together with a network of needle-like crystals, enabling you to throw and construct larger forms with fewer losses to thermal shock.

Recommended Wheelthrowing Dinnerware Handbuilding Sculpture Classroom
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Absorption 12.10%
Shrinkage 7.64%
@ dry: 5.64%
@ bisque: 7.64%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$11.50 $21.00 $38.00 $175.00 $320.00 $580.00

 

Play Clay (CC514)

Easily formed and bright white to show off color. Play Clay is a great clay for K-6 school projects and kids' projects. Also a preferred choice of tilemakers. Works well with leadfree glazes including commercial brands (like Duncan).

Recommended Wheelthrowing Dinnerware Handbuilding Sculpture Classroom
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Absorption 8.43%
Shrinkage 7.70%
@ dry: 5.45%
@ bisque: 7.70%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$11.75 $21.50 $39.00 $175.00 $300.00 $540.00

 

Raku Clay (CC513)

Our Raku Clay has an affinity for small to medium-sized wheelwork. Reduction gives a velvety black color, or white under clear glaze.

Recommended Wheelthrowing Dinnerware Handbuilding Sculpture Classroom
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Absorption 8.75%
Shrinkage 7.55%
@ dry: 5.32%
@ bisque: 7.55%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$12.25 $22.50 $40.00 $185.00 $340.00 $620.00

 

Warm Springs White (CC511)

A popular white earthenware, Warm Springs White is more plastic than most white earthenware mixes. Good for throwing or handbuilding. It's an incredibly versatile body. Use in schools only for grades 7-12.

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Absorption 9.33%
Shrinkage 6.30%
@ dry: 4.12%
@ bisque: 6.30%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$11.50 $21.00 $38.00 $175.00 $320.00 $580.00

 

Wonder White (CC547)

Our best, most friendly white earthenware! This is the one we recommend because you can really throw it! It has great "stick" when attaching parts or handbuilding. This clay is a great match for no-lead glazes. Give it a try and you'll never "wonder" which clay to use again.

Recommended Wheelthrowing Dinnerware Handbuilding Sculpture Classroom
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Absorption 10.10%
Shrinkage 6.43%
@ dry: 5.60%
@ bisque: 6.43%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$10.75 $19.50 $35.00 $160.00 $290.00 $540.00

 

Wonder White with Grog (CC547G)

The friendly Wonder White formula with 5% 35-mesh grog for added strength in large pieces.

Recommended Wheelthrowing Dinnerware Handbuilding Sculpture Classroom
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Absorption 9.30%
Shrinkage 6.01%
@ dry: 4.94%
@ bisque: 6.01%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$11.25 $20.00 $37.00 $170.00 $310.00 $580.00

 

Wonder White Sculptural (CC547SC)

Wonder White Sculptural adds a 30% blend of aggregate materials for even more strength in sculptural work, allowing you to dream big. Great for sculpture up to cone 04.

Recommended Wheelthrowing Dinnerware Handbuilding Sculpture Classroom
for...?

Absorption 9.30%
Shrinkage 6.01%
@ dry: 4.94%
@ bisque: 6.01%
25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb
$12.00 $21.00 $38.00 $175.00 $320.00 $600.00

 


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