Reclaiming and Recycling Clay

Reclaiming and Recycling Clay

One of the marvels of clay is its capacity to be worked and reworked intel one is satisfied with the outcome and can proceed to firing. Clay in its raw form can be easily recycled by rehydration and wedging. The easiest way to keep clay workable is to keep in...

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Wedging Clay

Wedging Clay Rocky Mountain Clay strives to provide our customers with de-aired premium pottery clay. However, before forming your clay into the beautiful piece you are going to create, wedging  (or knead) your clay is always a good idea. Clay is wedged in order to...

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Ball Clays

Ball Clays

Ball Clays Ball clays are characterized by their plasticity. The small platelet or particle-size structure of ball clays imparts great plasticity to the clay in the moist stare. However, ball clays require large amounts of water to achieve plasticity. Plasticity and...

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Lime Pops

Lime Pops

Lime Pops by Jeff Zamek Many potters have experienced a semi-elliptical J- to 1⁄2-inch crack in their bisque or fired ware. Upon peeling back the defect, a conical hole reveals either a black or white nodule at the bottom. This is called a lime pop. Lime pops occur...

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Clay Body Formulas

Clay Body Formulas

CLAY BODY FORMULAS Clays that are formulated and mixed by potters or sold by ceramic supply companies are called clay bodies. A clay body is a combination of clays, fluxes, and fillers. Each serves a function to help determine forming characteristics, drying shrinkage...

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Choosing a Ceramics Supplier

Choosing a Ceramics Supplier

Most ceramics suppliers carry a line of clays, ranging from low-temperature, white casting slips to dark stoneware for throwing on the wheel. Specialized blends of clay are frequent­ly available for salt/soda firing, Raku, mid-range porcelain, and slip casting. The...

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Mixing Your Own Clay

Mixing Your Own Clay

MIXING YOUR OWN CLAY Mixing your own clay offers the intangible benefit of being completely involved in the pottery endeavor. Many people first started to realize their artistic goals in ceramics and, for  them, the whole activity of mixing clay and making pots or...

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Acquiring Clay

Acquiring Clay

ACQUIRING CLAY All potters wrestle with what is the best method of ensuring a good supply of moist clay. Beginning students are supplied with  premixed  clay at school, camp, or craft centers. Their main concern is mastering the skills needed to form pottery or...

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Dynamic Clay

Dynamic Clay

DYNAMIC CLAY The one constant when working with any raw material is ongoing change or alteradon. The actual raw materials that compromise clay bodies are always shifting in mechanical water content, chemical water content, organic content, pH  level, particle size,...

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Show Us Your Work

Show Us Your Work

Show Us Your Work. We love seeing the beautiful pottery you make using our clay. Hashtag #rockymountainclay in your Social Media posts to show us your work. We would love to share and feature your work. Thanks for being part of the Rocky Mountain Clay family!

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Does Your Clay Have Mold?

Most types of mold growth in moist clay can increase plasticity because it augments the binding action and attraction of clay platelets. Enhancing the film of water between clay platelets with mold will increase the clay-to-clay attraction. One recipe to encourage...

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Teachers – Buy Clay Now Instead of Fall

Teachers – Buy Clay Now Instead of Fall

Don’t wait until the last moment to shop for your clay needs, be prepared -- order your clay now instead of in the fall! Summer will pass and fall will be here before you know it. With a new class the last thing you want to do is shop for clay. The best part is that...

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Now Selling Firewood For Wood Kilns

Now Selling Firewood For Wood Kilns

Now Selling Firewood For Wood Kilns Need firewood for your kiln? We have the trucks to conveniently deliver up to 4 cords of firewood for your wood kiln. Saves you time, money, and the hassle of getting firewood for your wood kiln. All wood is pine and delivered in a...

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