HIGH FIRE CLAYS

 

8-11 Buff 35

8-11 Buff 412 is a premium wheel clay formulated with IMCO ball and kaolin clays plus a select 35 mesh grog. 8-11 Buff 412 has excellent plasticity and green strength. Very good drying characteristics and maximum resistance to thermal shock helps insure a higher than average recovery of finished pieces. Fires to a light grey cream in oxidation and a deeper speckled grey buff in reduction.

 

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

6%

Fired Shrink

12% at Cone 10

Absorption

2% at Cone 10

 

8-11 Red 35

8-11 Red 412 is a companion product of 8-11 Buff 412, but contains clays with higher natural iron content to produce deeper reduction firing tones. 8-11 Red 412 is made with a select refractory 35 mesh grog giving a versatile body with great strength. This is a premium wheel clay designed to meet the needs of both the student potter and studio production work. 8-11 Red 412 fires to a buff grey in oxidation and to a toasted red in reduction.

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

6%

Fired Shrink

12.5% at Cone 10

Absorption

2.4% at Cone 10

 

LJ Clay

LJ Clay is a white stoneware that fires consistently to cone 10. LJ Clay is an excellent throwing clay formulated for quality and perfomance. An outstanding choice for the studio potter that requires a premium white stoneware. LJ Clay fires white in oxidation and a greyish white in reduction.

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

6.1%

Fired Shrink

10% at Cone 10

Absorption

1.3% at Cone 10

 

Sculpture Mix

Sculpture Mix is a very plastic body using a high percentage of super duty refractory 20 mesh grog, giving this body a rugged strength from start to finish. Sculpture Mix is excellent for slab construction and recommended for sculpting where small or large pieces are required which will not slump. Sculpture Mix can be thrown on a wheel for those requiring that extra toothy clay. Highly recommended for raku firing.

 

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

6%

Fired Shrink

12% at Cone 10

Absorption

2.8% at Cone 10

 

  Sculpture 412

Sculpture 412 has the same rugged qualities as regular Sculpture Mix. A finer 35 mesh grog has been substituted for the coarse 20 mesh grog giving the clay a smoother texture with easy handling and throwing qualities. Sculpture 412 is a truly fine, all purpose sculpting and throwing clay. Considered by many studio potters to be the best raku clay body available today. Sculpture 412 fires to a soft buff color in oxidation and a toast tan in reduction.

 

Recommended

 Cone 10

Dry Shrink

5.4%

Fired Shrink

10.6% at Cone 10

Absorption

3.5% at Cone 10

 

Geostone

Geostone is a white stoneware formulated to produce an expecially good wheel clay, smooth as porcelain with the strength and durability of stoneware. Throws tall and true with the glaze surface and final look of porcelain. Fires white in oxidation and bluish white in reduction.

 

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

7%

Fired Shrink

14.3% at Cone 10

Absorption

1.4% at Cone 10

 

Stoneware #5

Stoneware #5 fires to a medium buff in oxidation and a toasted tan in reduction. Stoneware #5 contains a fine silica sand formulated to produce an expecially good wheel clay and rugged vitreous stoneware pottery. Recommended for dinnerware. A favorite of many professional studio potters.

 

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

7%

Fired Shrink

11% at Cone 10

Absorption

3% at Cone 10

 

Yoi Porcelain

Yoi Porcelain means good porcelain. IMCO uses only the highest quality ingredients in this new porcelain clay body. Yoi is formulated to give the ultimate in work ability and translucency. This smooth, creamy clay has remarkable strength and resists the tendency to become weak when overworked. When thin, Yoi exhibits a surprising translucence. Fired color is white with a slight gray tint in oxidation or reduction.

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

5%

Fired Shrink

16% at Cone 10

Absorption

0.1% at Cone 10

 

Beebop Buff

Beebop Buff is a medium textured clay designed for small to medium size sculpture.  It also works well as a throwing body.  A versatile, rock steady clay body that fires light buff in oxidation and a toasty orange to brown-buff in reduction.

 

 

Recommended

Cone 10

Dry Shrink

7%

Fired Shrink

11% at Cone 10

Absorption

3% at Cone 10

 

 

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