Red Clays

"Red earthenware clay. The potter's name for brown clay. When fired to about 1000°C (1832°F) these clays burn to a deep orange colour, sometimes called flowerpot red. The red colour is due to 5% to 8% of red iron oxide which is often heightened in its brightness as a red by the natural presence of some titanium oxide. The titanium oxide may only be a trace amount below 1% but it has an effect upon iron oxide during firing. Red clays vitrify below 1200°C (2192°F)."
-The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

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A smooth plastic and very high iron fireclay. As far we know this is the same material as Jasper clay from Gladding McBean, but it is air floated at 200 mesh. It is a possible substitute for Newman red, however it is higher in iron.

Substitute for the red high temperature lower plasticity material Newman's Red.

A classic medium plastic fine bright red burning earthenware clay. A good base for throwing and casting low fire bodies.