Mica Polishing Slip Pint


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Our new Mica Polishing Slip, smear on any unfired clay and polish (burnish). Fire around 1500 degrees F.

Mica Polishing Slip is a very refined clay slip, it is usually polished to a high sheen and low-fired. Apply 3-8 flowing coats to leather hard or dry, smooth, clay. Allow to dry and polish with a soft cloth or chamois.

Fire to any temperature you like but the shine is best around Cone 017 to 010 (1450F). 

Mica Polishing Slip will turn to glaze over Cone 3.

One Pint Jar


Native American pottery is traditionally coiled thickly, then scraped down to as thin as needed. Scraping it with a thin metal rib (Kemper's S4) refines the shape. The pots are then polished by hand using either a soft cloth, smooth rock, or even a stainless steel spoon. Micacious clay is traditionally wood fired outdoors to temperatures of around 1200 F. The interesting colors, caused by smoke and fire, range from red to orange to gray. It is important to remember NOT to fire burnished pots over cone 08 as the shine will fade.

Warning WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Silica, crystalline (airborne particles of respirable size), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.