Creating Functional Sets to Sell

Creating Functional Sets to Sell

Creating Functional Sets to Sell A complete set of dinner plates, lunch plates, cups, bowls, pitchers, and other forms is enticing for prospective customers. In many instances, customers do not intend to buy sets until they see the display. When customers are faced...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...