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Axner Clay Formulations

Axner Premium Clays are formulated to work well for both the potter and the end user. The potter will find that our wide range of bodies handle well and form easily. They are made from high quality ingredients that come from mines that provide consistency. Our formulations have been well tested for many years by thousands and thousands of potters. The end user will find the wares made with Axner Premium Clay to be durable and resistant to rigors such as having a casserole go from the refrigerator to the oven. Our clays come in a stunning range of colors and textures.

Every Batch Is Tested

A sample of every batch of clay that comes out of our mixer goes to our testing lab, from which test bars are made. The bars are stamped and fired. We measure the shrinkage of the test bars. We boil the tests bars and weigh them prior and after in order to measure the water absorption. And we visually inspect the test bars. And then we send the results off to our clay consultant for further review. This process assures that every batch of clay is of the same consistent quality as it always has been.

Our Commitment to You

Our goal is to offer you the best performing, highest quality, and most consistent clay that you will be able to find anywhere. The procedures and people that we have put in place makes this goal highly achievable and we are ready to prove it to you.

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Sold in 5 lb. units. Red. Shown fired to Cone 6 with a Clear Glaze.

Smooth, plastic, talc-free white firing clay, suitable for throwing and sculpture. Ideal for beginners and schools.

This clay has the same properties as Miller #10 but with medium grog added for larger thrown and sculpture pieces. Lower shrinkage.

A smooth, plastic, terra cotta colored clay for wheel throwing and excellent for handbuilding as well. Fires to a rich terra cotta red.

#20-G has the same properties as Miller #20 with a fine grog added for slightly less shrinkage and improved workability.

This is an all-Purpose, smooth low fire clay. It is excellent for throwing and hand building techniques. It is very white when fired and has excellent glaze fit.

A good wheel and handbuilding clay body, dark in fired color at Cone 6. Iron colorants in body enhance most glaze color developments. *We recommend firing no hotter than ^5. Test glazes!

A medium coarse, Cone 10 dark clay with 60 mesh sand. Turns deep brown in reduction and brown in oxidation. Good for various forming techniques.

A premier, cream-white, throwing clay that is easy to throw and form. Smooth porcelain texture. Fires gray/white in reduction and lighter in oxidation. It is similar to porcelain but it throws like a dream.

A medium-coarse textured clay that has a large amount of 60 mesh sand and medium grog. Fires oxidation to brick red and reduction to dark brown. *We recommend firing no hotter than ^5. Test glazes!

A pliable clay with medium grog. Excellent for throwing and hand-building alike. *Fires almost black in oxidation, it is not recommended to fire this clay in reduction. We recommend firing no hotter than ^5. Test glazes!

Semi-smooth red body with sand and grog. Fires paver tile red in oxidation and chocolate in reduction. *We recommend firing no hotter than ^5. Test glazes!

B-Mix 5's smooth, porcelain texture is a pleasure to throw and form, and it fires to a cream color in oxidation.

Low in sand and grog content, speckled buff is smooth textured. An excellent throwing body. The color palette is perhaps best described as 'desert' or 'Southwest'.

A speckled mid temperature, smooth, porcelaineous stoneware that is very plastic and workable. This clay prefers slow drying and ample compression on rims and bottoms to avoid cracks. *We recommend firing no hotter than ^5.

A red stoneware clay body with medium grog and minimal porosity at Cone 6. A superior functional clay, ideal for hand-building and throwing small to medium pieces. Fires to a warm brick red color in oxidation.

A very fine grog makes for a more forgiving body with a slight texture and minimal speckling.

An exceptionally white and translucent throwing porcelain for Cone 5-6.

Our popular ^5 B-Mix body with the addition of medium grog and Red clay to achieve a warm Orange Brown color. Very forgiving during drying and good for larger forms. *We recommend firing no hotter than ^5. Test glazes!

Smooth Red is an easy-to-use red stoneware clay body with no grog. It is great for throwing and hand building and has low absorption making it great for functional ware. Fires to a nice red color in oxidation.

Dark buff firing clay. Versatile, medium textured throwing body.

Light sand color with fine specks. A stoneware favorite and excellent throwing body. This body has more fine speckling than our other speckled bodies. *We recommend firing no hotter than ^5. Test glazes!

Excellent off-white stoneware clay for wheel work. Minor speckling caused by fireclay enhances appearance. Used by many for functional pottery. Neutral glazes are not altered by clay body ingredients allowing for purer glaze color.

Speckling in this clay bleeds through the glaze, giving the appearance of iron burning through – similar to reduction effects. Very popular throwing clay for production potters. *We recommend firing to ^5. Test glazes!

Smooth white stoneware, good for throwing and production of functional whiteware.

Same as the WC609 Miller #65 but with sand added, making it desirable for tile, slabs and handbuilding.

A very plastic throwing clay, dark in color, featuring heavy specking. Creates excellent glaze effects with dark gray color and specks.

A good wheel and handbuilding clay body, dark in fired color at Cone 6. Iron colorants in body enhance most glaze color developments.

Formulated with fine grog and red art to obtain rich dark color. Good for outdoor pots as well as functional pottery and sculpture when fired to Cone 6.

Translucent porcelain. An excellent grolleg body for throwing thin pieces.
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