Raw Materials

Raw Materials The materials available through this web site are in grades of purity which are most useful in the ceramic industry. Some of them are not "pure" compounds, and therefore, we are unable to warrant the consistency of these materials from batch to batch. We urge you to make thorough tests every time a new material or lot is purchased.

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Ball Clays
Other Raw Materials
  • Bell Dark
  • Alumina Hydrate
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • C&C
  • Alumina Oxide (Calcined - 325 Mesh)
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Foundry Hill Creme (FHC)
  • Antimony Oxide
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Kentucky Stone
  • Barium Carbonate - German
  • Magnetite (Granular)
  • Old Hickory #5
  • Bentonite - 325 Mesh
  • Manganese Carbonate (Brown)
  • OM-4
  • Bentonite - Bentolite L-10 (White)
  • Manganese Dioxide 325 Mesh (Morrocan)
  • Tennessee #1 (SPG #1)
  • Bentonite - HPM-20
  • Manganese Dioxide 60-80 Mesh
  • XX Sagger
  • Bentonite - Macaloid
  • MICA
  • Fireclays
  • Bentonite - Vee Gum T
  • Molochite 30 Mesh
  • Gold Art
  • Bone Ash (Di-Calcium Phosphate)
  • Molochite 50-80 Mesh
  • Greenstripe
  • Tri-Calcium Phosphate (synthetic Bone Ash)
  • Molochite 120 Mesh
  • Hawthorn Bond 40 Mesh
  • Borax (Granular)
  • Molochite 200 Mesh
  • Hawthorn Bond 50 Mesh
  • Borax Powder
  • IMCO 400
  • Boric Acid (Granular)
  • Mullite 35 mesh
  • Lincoln 60
  • Mullite 48 mesh
  • Brushing Medium
  • Mullite 100 mesh
  • Kaolins (China Clays)
  • Mullite 200 mesh
  • 6 Tile
  • Calcium Carbonate (Whiting) 325 Mesh
  • Nepheline Syenite A270
  • EPK (Edgar Plastic Kaolin)
  • Calcium Nitrate
  • Nickle Carbonate, Green
  • Glomax LL (Calcined)
  • Chrome Oxide, Green
  • Nickle Oxide, Black
  • Grolleg
  • CMC Powder
  • Ochre, Yellow
  • Helmer
  • Cobalt Carbonate
  • McNamee
  • Cobalt Oxide
  • Paper Pulp
  • New Zealand
  • Cobalt Sulfate
  • Standard
  • Copper Carbonate
  • Petalite
  • Super Standard
  • Copper Oxide, Black
  • Potassium Bi-Chromate
  • Red Clays  
  • Potassium Carbonate
  • Cornwall Stone Sub
  • Pumice - FFF
  • Newman Red Sub (S3081D)
  • Cryolite
  • PV Clay
  • Red Art
  • Dextrin
  • Pyrophyllite (Pyrax-B)
  • Slips
  • Dolomite (Dolocron)
  • Pyrophyllite (Pyrotrol)
  • Albany Slip Sub SG328
  • Raw Sienna
  • Alberta Slip Clay
  • Feldspar - Custer (Potash)
  • Rutile - Ceramic Light
  • Feldspar - Mahavir (Potash)
  • Rutile - Granular
  • Barnard Clay Sub SG1132
  • Feldspar - Minspar-200 (Soda)
  • Rutile - Milled Ruflux 61
  • Ravenscrag Slip
  • Sand - 30 Mesh
  • Fluorspar Superfine
  • Sand - 60 Mesh
  • Ferro Frits (Lead Free)
  • Gerstley Borate
  • Sand - Silica Sand F-65 Ottawa
  • 3110
  • Grog - 20X50 Mulcoa
  • Silica - 200 Mesh
  • 3124
  • Grog - 20 Mulcoa
  • Silica - 325 Mesh
  • 3134
  • Grog - 35 Mulcoa
  • Silica - IMSIL A-25
  • 3195
  • Grog - 48 Mulcoa
  • Silicon Carbide
  • 3249
  • Grog - 200 Mulcoa
  • Soda Ash
  • 3269
  • Gum Arabic
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • FA-233
  • Ilmenite, Granular
  • Sodium Sulfate
  • Plaster
  • Iron Chromate
  • Spodumene Substitute
  • Plaster - Pottery No. 1
  • Iron Oxide - Black
  • Strontium Carbonate - Fine
  • Iron Oxide - Brown 521
  • Talc - BT2213 Fabi
  • Iron Oxide - Red NR-4284
  • Tin Oxide
  • Liquid Raw Materials
  • Iron Oxide - Red, Spanish
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Darvan #7 (Dispersal)
  • Iron Oxide - Yellow
  • Tri-Calcium Phosphate
  • Darvan #811 (Dispersal)
  • Kryolite
  • Tri-Sodium Phosphate
  • Kyanite - 35 Mesh
  • Umber, Burnt
  • Gum Solution (CMC)
  • Kyanite - 48 Mesh
  • Liquid Latex
  • Kyanite - 100 Mesh
  • Vee Gum T
  • Rigidizer (Liquid)
  • Kyanite - 200 Mesh
  • Whiting
  • Sodium Silicate (Liquid)
  • Lithium Carbonate (Fine)
  • Wollastonite, Vansil W-10
  • Lithium Carbonate (Coarse)
  • Wollastonite, Vansil W-20
  • Wax Resist
  • Macaloid
  • Wollastonite, Vansil W-30
  • Axner Premium Wax Resist
  • Zinc Oxide 910
  • Ultrox

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    Through years of formulation and reformulation, Karl Miller developed Albany Slip Substitute intended to reproduce the physical and performance characteristics of the famed Albany (NY) Slip.

    An excellent substitute for the very popular Albany Slip, which has not been mined for over a decade. It melts fairly well from cone 6 up. By cone 10 it produces a glossy brown in oxidation and a tenmoku in reduction.

    Hydrated alumina is a fine granular white powder that is typically added to glazes as a source of alumina.

    Alumina Oxide is an intermediate oxide, and is used to stabilize fluxes and glass formers that compose glazes. It is calcined and ground to 325 mesh.

    Derived principally from stibnite, its principle use is an opacifier in porcelain enamels.

    A very plastic ball clay used in industrial and hobby clay bodies of all types. Primary applications are dinnerware and artware. Not stocked in CA.

    C&C is a fine-grained engineered blend, well known for its excellent plasticity and fired properties. An extremely consistent blend suitable for a wide variety of forming processes, where a high degree of plasticity is required.

    FHC is an intermediate-grained engineered blend offering excellent moisture retention and plasticity properties. Ideally suited for a wide variety of stoneware applications and wet forming process.

    A coarse-grained, siliceous, illitic Ball Clay known for its high strength and plasticity. Applications include artware and ceramic tile.

    No. 5 clay is a kaolinitic ball clay containing low levels of carbon. It provides high suspension and plasticity to a variety of ceramic formulations and is an excellent source of Al2O3 content.

    A fine-grained ball clay with excellent plasticity and strength. Old Mine #4 is an "industry standard" based on its popularity in both casting and plastic formed bodies. It is also widely used as a suspension aid in glazes.

    A coarse-grained fast-casting ball clay with medium plasticity and strength. SGP is an "industry standard" based on its popularity for casting. Can also be used in plastic formed bodies and is widely used as a suspension aid in glazes

    A fine grained secondary clay which fires to a light cream with 13% shrinkage at cone 10. This ball clay is considered to be very effective in salt firing and it is claimed that it works well in flashing (i.e. wood firing).

    This is the main source of barium oxide in glazes where it functions as a flux and assists in producing matte finishes. It is also used to neutralize sulfates in clay bodies.

    This is a blend of minerals that closely simulates Barnard (Blackbird) Clay, a widely used clay that contains iron and manganese.

    The most commonly used bentonite, and is considered a standard glaze and clay additive. It can at times be coarser than 325 mesh, and may cause some specking if used in amounts over 1%. A Sodium Bentonite.

    A non-swelling Calcium bentonite and our lightest colored Bentonite. Excellent for use in clay bodies, especially in conjunction with Macaloid in porcelains.
    (Air Purified) Ultra-fine ground, air-purified Bentonite recommended when a finer grade than 325 is needed for glaze applications.

    A suspension agent that increases the drying rate of water suspended glazes. It is similar to a very clean, white type of Bentonite. Also used as a plasticizer in fine porcelain.

    A macaloid-type Bentonite suspension agent for glazes. Also used as a surface hardener. An extremely plastic, hydrous magnesium silicate used to give plasticity to non-plastic whiteware and refractory bodies. Very similar to Macaloid.

    An important source of calcium phosphate made from calcined cattle bones. Real bone ash is chemically inert and free of organic matters. Calcium acts as a flux, and phosphorous as a glass former.

    A water soluble, low temperature flux, which lowers the fusion point of glazes and promotes a smooth melt. A source of sodium and boron in glazes.

    A water soluble, low temperature flux which lowers the fusion point of glazes and promotes a smooth melt. A source of sodium and boric oxide in glazes.

    Boric acid is a water-soluble boron mineral. Boric Acid is used as a B2O3 source in the formulation of frits and glazes.

    Added to powdered glazes it produces a brushing consistency for smoother and a more even application.

    Added to powdered glazes it produces a brushing consistency for smoother and a more even application.

    This is the most common source of calcium in glazes. It is a high temperature flux that gives durability and hardness to glazes. 98.0% CaCO3 with 1% retained on a 325 mesh sieve.
    A versatile colorant used in glazes to most commonly produce various green tints.

    A versatile colorant used in glazes to most commonly produce various green tints.
    Carboxy/Methyl Cellulose (C.M.C.) Powder. An organic cellulose gum which functions as a thickener, binder, and suspending agent in glazes.
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