Pugged Clay Bodies

Red Gold Pint

Regular Price: $16.60

$13.28

Pugged Clay Bodies

CLAY

from

NMClay
Laguna and 
Aardvark

and casting slips


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  • Clay High Fire Cone 10

    High Fire Clay Cone 10

    Our clays are blended with care, and are unique to New Mexico Clay. Whenever possible we try to make the clay bodies better than what is available elsewhere.

    At cone ten our sand does not pop out the surface of the clay making it rough.


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  • Clay Cone 5-6 MidRange

    NMCLAY Mid-Range Cone 5-6 Clay

    Move to Cone 6 firing for better life of your kiln and energy savings over cone 10.


    Clays are in order white to darker and smoother to rougher.


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  • Clay Low Fire Cone 04

    NMCLAY Low Fire Clay Cone 04

    New Mexico Clay has more low-fire clays than anyone. White from smooth to rough. Red smooth to rough, white and red mica clay, white fiber clay and raku too.



    Clays are in order white to darker and smoother to rougher.

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  • Fiber Clay

    Fiber Clay by NMCLAY 

    our version of paperclay!

    That never ROTS!

    Mixing fiber into clay gives the clay many new and exciting properties. You can allow the clay to dry out and then make attachments, adding bone dry to bone dry. You can build sculptures that would be impossible with plain clay.

    Because these fibers cling to, rather than absorb, water they better promote the movement of the water through the mix. Fibers such as cellulose or "paper fibers" are actually less desirable because the water they absorb does not move any further; only once the individual fiber has absorbed all the water it can hold does the remaining water move on through the mix. This may be why Nylon has proven to be an acceptable choice for fibered clay; it is slightly absorbent, but not exceptionally so.

     Another point about the cellulose fibers is that they swell when wet. This means as the fibers dry, they will shrink and leave voids in the clay, creating weakness and the potential for cracking. On the other hand, nylon fibers will promote crack resistance and strengthen the mix.


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  • Mica Clay and Micaceous Clay

    Mica Clay

    Mined in the Manzano Mountains, this naturally micaceous clay is airfloated. We then blend in other natural minerals to make the closest thing to digging up your own clay in Taos NM! This mica clay is rough and possesses little plasticity. 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. Micaceous 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.

    Fun to work with!

    Micaceous clay is very forgiving. It is great for Raku, burnishing, and pit firing. Kids love it, as there is no need for additional decoration. Only one firing required!

    Mica red is Certified lead, arsenic and cadmium free.


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  • Low Fire Casting Slip 04

    Slip (low fire) 04-06 for mold casting

    Low fire white slip in bulk - BYO bucket!

    This option is for in store pick up, unless you are buying in increments of 5 in which case the purchase of a 5 gallon bucket (part number PW10350) is required.

    Fire slip to cone 04, then glaze at 06. This slip is compatible with Duncan, Mayco and Amaco Products when properly fired. Slip is mixed to 1.75 specific gravity and to a 1 minute viscosity on the Lehman Viscosity beaker.

  • Cashmere Stoneware Slip Cone 6

    Stoneware Casting Slips for Cone 6

    Cashmere Slip is our version of a slip originally sold by Duncan to its distributors; they bailed on stoneware, as they were ahead of their time. Duncan has since come back to stoneware with their updated stoneware glazes that work well with Cashmere Slip.  Duncan’s original slip was more “stonewary” we refined the formula for the 21st century.

    What is Stoneware? Stoneware clay is any clay that is fired over 2000 F and contains sticky clay called ball clay. Ball clays contain more iron and are not allowed in traditional porcelains. Stoneware may contain grog or other clays for various colors or textures.

    Directions: Stir well, pour into plaster mold, wait 8-20 minutes then pour out. Allow to drain upside down for at least an hour. The mold opens when it is ready, don’t force it.  

    Cashmere is a casting slip similar to our cashmere clay body and b-mix type clays. It is different from a porcelain only that it includes dirty, plastic ball clays.

  • Aardvark Clay

    Aardvark Clay- Coleman Porcelain C10

    Fired Shrinkage is 13.5% and Water Absorption is 0% when fired to cone 10. A true Grolleg body developed by Tom Coleman. Excellent fit with most glazes, very translucent when thin, great for large pieces. Probably the best domestically produced porcelain you will ever find.

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  • Laguna's Clays

    Laguna Clay

    Bryan Vansell of Terrakotta Inc.  Is the new owner of Laguna Clay

    Laguna Clay Company's history is deeply rooted in clay. Jon Brooks, the company's former president, learned the science of clay and glaze chemistry from his geologist father who developed several of the mines from which Laguna's raw materials are still mined today. Jon combined this scientific education with two other critical ingredients - a love for clay which he gleaned from his mother and father who were prominent Laguna Beach, California potters in the 1960's and 1970's, and Jon's own passion for business. Laguna Clay had its inception in 1976. 

    We stock some cone 5 and 10 clays, any other clay is available either wet or dry and can be ordered freight free from New Mexico clay on our next truckload every 5 weeks.


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