We offer a selection of raw materials for ceramics
ALUMINA - Increases glaze viscosity, firing range and resistance to crystallisation
ALUMINA HYDRATE - Promotes opacity in enamels and glazes by generating gas bubbles in the glaze melt.
HYPLAS 71 - A Devon Ball Clay, giving good plasticity with medium strength and low iron content.
HYWITE SUPERB - A very white refractory Ball Clay, high firing, medium plasticity.
BALL CLAY HVAR -Popular in many stoneware bodies. Low plasticity white firing ball clay
HYMOD AT BALL CLAY - High iron, high strength, useful in the production of warm coloured textured bodies.
HYMOD PRIMA BALL CLAY - Highly plastic clay, light-burning, increases the plasticity in clay-masses, decreases the flocculation of glazure-slurry
PURAFLO BALL CLAY - A whiter firing good plasticity ball clay ideal for stoneware body/glaze formula.
BARIUM CARBONATE - Used in casting slips (up to 0.5%) to prevent 'scumming' due to the presence of soluble salts. A flux in high temperature glazes it also produces matt and semi-matt surfaces at earthenware temperatures.
BENTONITE - Extremely plastic colloidal clay, used in bodies (up to 5%) to increase plasticity, and in glaze (up to 2%) as a suspending agent.
BONE ASH - Essential constituent of Bone China, imparting the characteristic translucency. Also used as a secondary flux in glazes giving a milky quality.
BORAX DEHYDRATED - Used to make low temperature glaze frits without lead oxide.
CALCIUM CHLORIDE - Used as a flocculent (0.05% addition) or in conjunction with Bentonite as a suspending agent for glazes.
CHINA CLAY - A good general purpose kaolin sufficing most applications.
S.P. PORCELAIN CLAY - A high quality porcelain which contains finer white clays with a Bentonite addition. Suitable for modelling, hand building and casting.
GROLLEG CHINA CLAY - has a lower iron content and is a little stronger with high plasticity.
MOLOCHITE 30’S, 1/16-30S, 30 - 80'S, 50 - 80S, 80S, 120'S, 200'S - Used as a grog to introduce openness of texture in bodies.
COLEMANITE - A naturally occurring source of Boron. A powerful primary or secondary flux. 4.5% SiO2 in glazes. It intensifies the effect of colouring oxides and increases craze resistance of glazes.
CORNISH STONE - An alternative to feldspar as a high temperature flux. This partially decomposed granite is used widely as a flux in bodies. Mineral flux could be used as an alternative.
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