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Clay manufacturing at Sheffield Pottery is completely unique in the industry. We have expanded our production line to include additional machinery setting a new standard for the clay industry. Dry clay ingredients are precisely weighed in our custom batching system, wet mixed in our world class Eirich mixer, and much or your clay is additionally processed in our Sweco 72" flow through separator and an iron filtration magnet which is used by no other clay maker in America.
  • Classic Mass White Low-Fire Earthenware Clay

    A favorite amongst schools* and artists alike, Mass white is a friendly clay for any low-fire studio. One of the components was unavailable for the last couple years
  • Stoneware Clay

    Stoneware clay is for  "mid-fire": cone 5 or cone 6  or "high-fire" cone 10 clay. Stoneware is your choice to make functional ware in electric, gas or wood kilns. Any properly fired stoneware clay will be vitreous enough to hold water even without a glaze. Stoneware is clay in the majority of good-quality, studio pottery.
  • Earthenware Clay

    Earthenware clay is "low-fire" so you will fire around Cone 05. These clay bodies include classic terra-cotta and low-fire white clays often used in schools. Earthenware clay can not technically be vitreous (water-tight) on its own so generally, these clays are used for decorative items and sculpture.
  • Easy Delivered Prices on Moist Clay

    These special discounted prices on moist clay to your door makes it easy and economical ! All of our stock pottery clay bodies are available below.
  • Moist Clay : Shipping not included

    When you are ordering large quantities of clay, it will be more economical to order here with shipping calculated to your destination.
  • Porcelain Clay

    Porcelain pottery clay offers the whitest color of the mid-fire and high-fire clays. Fine china and bone china are made with porcelain clay with a lot of kaolin. Our porcelain clay bodies are blended with other clays to give you the best handling characteristics while still maintaining it's a natural beauty.
  • Tile Making Clays

    Any clay body can be used for making ceramic tiles, but some will work better than others.
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PLAY CLAY 50 Lb. Box Play Clay 50Lb Box : Not Air-Dry Clay Non-Delivered Price

Or less depending on quantity ! PLAY CLAY 50 Lb. Box

Our Price: $25.75
"Mass Red" Terra Cotta No Grog Moist Clay 50Lb Box (Replacement for 10714S) "Mass Red" Terra Cotta No Grog Moist Clay 50Lb Box (Replacement for 10714S) non-Delivered Price

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4D Stoneware Moist Clay cone 5/6 50Lb Box 4D Stoneware Moist Clay Cone 6 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $34.50
MASS RED MOIST EARTHENWARE POTTERY CLAY "Mass Red" Terra Cotta Moist Clay 50Lb Box (Replacement for 10714S) Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $34.75
4D3B MOIST STONEWARE CLAY 4D3B Cone 6 Dark Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $35.00
63B Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay #63B Moist White Stoneware Clay c6 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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4DS Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay Body 4Ds Moist Clay c6 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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4DSM Moist Stoneware Clay Body 4DSM Moist Clay Cone 5 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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4D3BM Dark Speckled Stoneware Moist Clay Cone 5 50Lb Box 4D3BM Dark Speckled Stoneware Moist Clay Cone 5 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

4D3BM Dark Speckled Stoneware Moist Clay Cone 5 50Lb Box

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Sheffield MOIST EARTHENWARE RED CLAY Sheffield Moist Clay 50 Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $35.75
Sheffield MGB Red Sculptural Moist Clay 50Lb Box Sheffield MGB Red Sculptural Moist Clay 50Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $36.50
Berkshire White Low-Fire Clay Berkshire White Low-Fire Clay : 50Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $36.50
#45R STONEWARE RAKU CLAY #45R Moist Raku Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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T-360M Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay T-360M Moist Clay 50Lb Box cone 5: Non-Delivered Price

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T-3 MOIST STONEWARE POTTERY CLAY T-3 Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10: Non-Delivered Price

T-3 Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10

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T-360 Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay T-360 Moist Clay 50Lb Box Cone 6: Non-Delivered Price

T-360 Moist Clay 50Lb Box c6

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S-14 SCULPTURAL STONEWARE MOIST CLAY S-14 Sculptural Stoneware Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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T-1 MOIST CLAY T-1 Moist Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10: Non-Delivered Price

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T-3M MOIST STONEWARE POTTERY CLAY T-3M Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box cone 5: Non-Delivered Price

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Mass White Low-Fire Clay With Silica Sand Mass White Low-Fire Clay With Silica Sand Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $38.00
Mass White Low-fire earthenware clay Classic Mass White Low-Fire Clay Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $38.00
95400 School White Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay #95400 School White Moist Clay-No Grog Cone 10: Non-Delivered Price

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Our Price: $38.50
Liz's Light: White Stoneware C6 Clay Liz's Light: C6 White Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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95400G School White Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay #95400G School White Moist Clay With Grog Cone 10: Non-Delivered Price

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W-1A Moist White Stoneware Pottery Clay W1A C6 Moist White Stoneware Clay

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SHEFFIELD SLIP CLAY Sheffield Slip Clay : 50 Pound Bag

SHEFFIELD SLIP CLAY : 50 Pound Bag

Our Price: $39.00
Architectural Buff Moist Stoneware Clay C10 Architectural Buff Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Cone 10: Non-Delivered Price

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#42 MOIST STONEWARE POTTERY CLAY 50 Lb box Clay 42 by Sheffield Pottery Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

#42 Cone 10 Dark Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box

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T-6B MOIST STONEWARE POTTERY CLAY T-6B Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box c6: Non-Delivered Price

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SHEFFIELD Z MOIST STONEWARE POTTERY CLAY Sheffield Z Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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W1A With Molochite White Stoneware Clay W1A C6 With Molochite Grog

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T-1S MOIST STONEWARE POTTERY CLAY T-1S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10: Non-Delivered Price

T-1S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10

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Architectural Red Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Cone 6 Architectural Red Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Cone 6: Non-Delivered Price

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T-3S Screened MOIST STONEWARE CLAY T-3S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10: Non-Delivered Price

T-3S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10

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#108200S WOOD LIGHT Wood fired CLAY #108200S-Wood Light Clay 50 Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

#108200S-Wood Light Clay 50 Lb Box : C10+ Stoneware for Wood-Fired Kilns

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#20231 MOIST STONEWARE POTTERY CLAY #20231 White Stoneware c10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

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#20231G MOIST CLAY #20231g White Stoneware w/Grog c10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Non-Delivered Price

#20231g White Stoneware w/Grog Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box

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#92700 PORCELAIN MOIST CLAY #92700 Porcelain Moist Clay Cone 10 50Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

#92700 Porcelain Moist Clay 50Lb Box

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BLACK MOIST EARTHENWARE POTTERY CLAY #94600 Black Moist Clay Non-Delivered Price

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#92700 PORCELAIN MOIST CLAY #92700 Porcelain with Molochite Moist Clay Cone 10 50Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

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Earthenware Casting Slip: Mass White 3.5 Gallon Pail Earthenware Casting Slip: Mass White 3.5 Gallon Pail

Earthenware Casting Slip: Mass White 3.5 Gallon Pail

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#108300-ELAINE'S CRYSTAL CONE 6 Grolleg Porcelain  Moist clay 50lb Box #108300-Elaine's Crystal Cone 6 Grolleg Porcelain 50Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

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#108950-ELAINE'S CRYSTAL CONE 10 Grolleg Porcelain  Moist clay 50lb Box #108950-Elaine's Crystal Cone 10 50Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

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#113000 Ben's Mix Porcelain / Stoneware Clay for Wood Fired Kilns Temporarily Out of Stock - #113000 Ben's Mix Porcelain / Stoneware Clay For Wood Fired Kilns: Non-Delivered Price

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"Mass Red" No Grog Terra Cotta Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price "Mass Red" No Grog Terra Cotta Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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4D Stoneware Moist Clay cone 5/6 50Lb Box Delivered Price 4D Stoneware Moist Clay Cone 6 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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"Mass Red" Terra Cotta Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price "Mass Red" Terra Cotta Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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4D3B Cone 6 Dark Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price 4D3B Cone 6 Dark Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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#63B Moist White Stoneware Clay c6 50Lb Box Delivered Price #63B Moist White Stoneware Clay c6 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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4DS Cone 6 Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Delivered Price 4DS Cone 6 Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box: Delivered Price

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4DSM C5 Stoneware Moist Clay c5 50Lb Box Delivered Price 4DSM Cone 5 Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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4D3BM Dark Speckled Stoneware Moist Clay Cone 5 50Lb Box Delivered Price 4D3BM Dark Speckled Stoneware Moist Clay Cone 5 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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Sheffield Moist Clay 50 Lb Box Delivered Price Sheffield Moist Clay 50 Lb Box Delivered Price

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Sheffield MGB Low-Fire Sculptural Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price Sheffield MGB Low-Fire Sculptural Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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Berkshire White Low-Fire Clay Berkshire White Low-Fire Clay : 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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Our Price: $59.50
T-360M Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay T-360M Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box cone 5 Delivered Price

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T-3 Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price T-3 Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price

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T-360 Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box c6 Delivered Price T-360 Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box Cone 6 Delivered Price

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S-14 Sculptural Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price S-14 Sculptural Stoneware Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

S-14 Sculptural Stoneware Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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T-1 Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price T-1 Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price

T-1 Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price

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#95400 School White Moist Clay-No Grog c6-10 Delivered Price #95400 School White Moist Clay-No Grog Cone 10 Delivered Price

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Liz's Light: White Stoneware C6 Clay Liz's Light: C6 White Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box: Delivered Price

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#95400G School White Moist Clay With Grog c6-10 Delivered Price #95400G School White Moist Clay With Grog Cone 10 Delivered Price

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W1A No Grog C6 Moist White Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price W1A No Grog C6 Moist White Stoneware Clay

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Architectural Buff Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Cone 10+ Delivered Price Architectural Buff Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Cone 10+ Delivered Price

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Sheffield Moist Clay 42 Cone 10 50Lb Box Delivered Price Clay 42 by Sheffield Pottery Cone 10 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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T-6B Moist Cone 6 Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box: Delivered Price T-6B Moist Cone 6 Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box: Delivered Price

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W1A With Molochite Grog White Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box c6 Delivered Price W1A With Molochite Grog

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Sheffield Z Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box c6-10 Delivered Price Sheffield Z Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price

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T-1S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price T-1S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price

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T-3S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price T-3S Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box Cone 10 Delivered Price

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108200S Wood Light Stoneware Clay 50 Lb Box Delivered Price 108200S Wood Light Stoneware Clay 50 Lb Box Delivered Price

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#20231 MOIST CLAY #20231 White Stoneware Cone 10 Moist Clay (no grog) 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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Sheffield White Stoneware 20231G Moist Clay 20231G White Stoneware c10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

#20231G White Stoneware c6-10 MOIST CLAY 50lb Box:  Zone 2 :New England/NYC/NJ

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Sheffield Pottery #45R Stoneware Raku Clay #45R Moist Raku Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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T-3M Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box c5 Delivered Price T-3M Moist Stoneware Pottery Clay 50Lb Box c5 Delivered Price

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#92700 Porcelain Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price #92700 Porcelain Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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Architectural Red Moist Stoneware Clay Delivered Price Architectural Red Moist Stoneware Clay 50Lb Cone 6 Delivered Price

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94600 Black Moist Clay c05-2 Delivered Price 94600 Black Moist Clay Cone 05 Delivered Price

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#92700 Porcelain with Molochite Grog Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered #92700 Porcelain with Molochite Grog Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered

#92700 Porcelain with Molochite Grog Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered

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20266 Moist Porcelain Clay #20266 Porcelain Moist Clay Cone 6 50Lb Box Non-Delivered Price

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#108300-Elaine's Crystal Cone 6 Grolleg Porcelain 50Lb Box Delivered Price #108300-Elaine's Crystal Cone 6 Grolleg Porcelain 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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Mass White Moist Clay With Silica Sand Grog Delivered Price Mass White Low-Fire Moist Clay With Silica Sand: Delivered

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Mass White Low-fire earthenware clay Delivered Price Classic Mass White Low-Fire Moist Clay : Delivered

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#108950-Elaine's Crystal Cone 10 50Lb Box Delivered Price #108950-Elaine's Crystal Cone 10 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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113000 Ben's Mix White Stoneware Clay For Wood Fired Kilns Delivered Price Temporarily Out of Stock - #113000 Ben's Mix Clay For Wood Fired Kilns Delivered Price

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#3350 Cone 10 Porcelain Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price #3350 Porcelain Cone 10 Moist Clay 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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20266 Porcelain Moist Clay for Cone 4-6 50Lb Box Delivered Price 20266 Porcelain Moist Clay for Cone 6 50Lb Box Delivered Price

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custom clay Test Batches Of Custom Clays

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Pottery clay on Potters wheel

SHEFFIELD POTTERY CLAY

AMERICA'S PREMIER CLAY MAKER

Sheffield Pottery clay is unparalleled in its quality and consistency.
We use state-of-the-art equipment to create a perfect clay body for any application.
When you order Sheffield Pottery Clay it arrives with two 25-pound sleeves in a 50-lb box. (and yes! we twist-tie the bags!)
The clay has been blended and pugged in our state-of-the-art de-airing pugmills with just the right amount of water so it is smooth and soft and ready to use right out of the box.

What kind of clay should I get to make pottery?

There are three main types of pottery clay: Earthenware, Stoneware, and Porcelain.

Clay for all types of ceramics are blended from various types of clay and minerals that impart different firing and handling characteristics.

Earthenware
: Earthenware clay is "low-fire" so you will fire around Cone 05 depending on the formula. These clay bodies include classic terra-cotta and low-fire talc and no-talc white clays often used in schools. Earthenware clay can not technically be vitreous (water-tight) on its own so generally, these clays are used for decorative items and sculpture.

dark pottery clayStoneware
: Stoneware clay is mostly "mid-fire" so you will fire at cone 5 or cone 6. We also offer a selection of "high-fire" cone 10 stoneware bodies as well. Stoneware is your choice to make functional ware in electric, gas or wood kilns. Any properly fired stoneware clay will be vitreous enough to hold water even without a glaze. Stoneware is clay in the majority of good-quality, studio pottery. We offer a range of light and dark stoneware clay bodies to suit your taste to a t! Choose "white stoneware" for clay nearly as white as porcelain but with the handling characteristics of a friendly stoneware.

Porcelain
: Porcelain pottery clay offers the whitest color of the mid-fire and high-fire clays. Fine china and bone china are made with porcelain clay with a lot of kaolin. Our porcelain clay bodies are blended with other clays to give you the best handling characteristics while still maintaining it's a natural beauty. Compared to stoneware, porcelain is considered "short" meaning it is less tolerant to being worked on the wheel. Throw quickly and with as little water as possible to overcome this. If you can throw very thin walls you can expect to find some translucency! Traditionally porcelain has been for cone 10 only but we offer excellent cone 6 porcelain as well so that you can use it in your electric kiln!

What is Grog and do I want it in my clay?

You will notice that we offer many of our clay bodies with or without grog. Grog is ground-up of pre-fired clay or sand. The addition of grog in clay gives the claymore "tooth." The tooth will make it much easier to throw on the wheel. Grog also limits the shrinkage of clay from wet to bone dry so when you join handles or are hand-building you will have better success. Grog also gives the clay greater resistance to thermal shock if you raku or pit fire. Our specialized Sculptural, Architectural, and raku clays have a lot of grog but our regular clay bodies have just enough to give you that tooth without it being overly gritty on your hands.

At Sheffield Pottery we take great pride in our clay.
That is why we are considered America's Premier Clay Maker!

See our clay-making process here: Clay Making