Clay the material from earth
Clay comes in many natural and processed forms. Each clay has a different application, finish, colour and firing temperature.
Natural clay as it is found in the likes of river beds. Try your local clay, you might be suprised.
A course low firing clay, that can be fired between 900 to 1000 degrees and then removed hot from the kiln and plunged into combustible material like leaves to burn.
A low firing 1000 to 1150 degrees C clay. It is available in white, cream, buff and terra cotta. Ideal for majolica decorated dinnerware and planters.
A high firing clay 1100 to 1300 degrees C. Ideal for dinnerware and planters. Can be used in oxidation and reduction firing.
Very fine high firing clay 13300 to 1400 degrees C. The most difficult clay to master as it is so fine. Available in pure white, brown and black.
Orton cones are made from very precice firing clay. They are used for firing in a Sitter kiln or to check the temperature of electronic kilns.
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