Dover Sand


  • Cone 6-10
  • Our Dover Sand Clay is great for sculpting, hand building, and tile work, but still great to throw on the wheel, just a little coarser
  • Dry clay is also available for an additional $.14/lb at each weight. Please call for ordering.
  • Priced by the pound. Ordered in 25lb increments


This clay also has an exceptional firing range! Dover sand fully vitrifies at cone 6, but will fire at cone 10 beautifully. Try it out, I guarantee you will like it! This is  better than Dover smooth for hand building and can hold up for larger pieces on the wheel with the additional white sand.

Dover Sand is Dover with the addition of silica sand for added strength and texture. Silica sand is also useful to promote an orange peel surface texture on unglazed clay surfaces in soda and salt kilns. With the addition of silica sand we have maintained the right degree of plasticity for sculpting and tile work. We carefully calculated the correct percentages of silica sand and its optimum particle size for superior performance in Dover Sand.


Weight 25lb 50lb 100lb 500lb 1000lb 2000lb 4000lb
Price $17.50 $31.50 $56.00 $262.50 $455.00 $840.00 $1,540.00
Price/lb $0.70 $0.630 $0.560 $0.525 $0.455 $0.420 $0.385




Cone: 6-10

Wet Color: White

Fire Color
Oxidation: White
Reduction: Grey White

Texture: Slightly Coarse
Penetrometer Target: 7.5
Avg. Shrinkage ±2%: 12%
Avg. Water Absorption ±1%: 1.5%

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
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