Monday, March 27, 2017

STARworks Clay

Mid-Range Stoneware

STAR Brown 6
Good all around cone 6 clay body. Can be used for wheel throwing and hand building, but is not recommended for slab work. The color is brown after firing to cone 6.
Cone 5-6, Average Shrinkage (cone 6) = 12.13%, Water Absorption = 1.40%, Contains 3% Fine Mullite
 
STAR Red 6
Good all around cone 6 clay body. Can be used for wheel throwing and hand building, but is not recommended for slab work. The local red clay giving this clay body a rich red brown color after firing to cone 6.
Cone 5-6, Average Shrinkage (cone 6) = 12.4%, Water Absorption = 1.51%, Contains 3% Fine Mullite
 
STAR White 6
This is a good all around clay body that can be used for wheel throwing hand building and slab work. The color is white after firing to cone 6.
Cone 5-6, Average Shrinkage (cone 6) = 11.40%, Water Absorption (cone 6) 1.85%, 4.5% Fine Mullite


High-Fire Stoneware

New Seagrove 10
The Mitchfield Clay has been used by potters in the Seagrove area for a long time, probably because of the amount of silica in the clay. The new Seagrove 10 contains a lot of Mitchfield clay, so it is well suited for salt firing, ash in a wood firing, and it creates a beautiful orange peel effect.
Cone 8-10, Average Shrinkage (cone 10) = 11%, Water Absorption (cone 10) = 1.55%, 4.5% fine Mullite
 
STAR White 10
Excellent all-around high-temperature stoneware body for throwing, hand building and slab work. It works very well with gas reduction firing, as well as cone 12 wood and salt firing. The color is white to grayish in gas reduction firings.
Cone 8 -10, Average Shrinkage (cone 10) = 11%, Average Water Absorption (cone 10) 1.55%, 4.5% Fine Mullite
 
STAR White10 Coarse
A coaser version of STARwhite 10. It has three different sizes of Mullite and Kyanite to give the clay better workability and strength. It is a wonderful white high-temperature stoneware clay body for large- scale work and slab work.  It also is an excellent clay for throwing on the wheel.
Cone 9-12, Average Shrinkage (cone 10) = 11.5%, Average Water Absorption (cone 10) = 2.50%, Total of 12.5% of Mullite and Kyanite
 
Okeewemee 10
A smooth stoneware clay with a little native NC red clay added for color. It has a lower firing temperature range than all of our other cone 10 clays. The maximum temperature for this clay is cone 10. Okeewemee is the Native American given name derived locally for a community in Montgomery County, which is also the origin of the clay.
Cone 8-10, Average Shrinkage (cone 10) = 11.2%, Average Water Absorption (cone 10) 1.04%, 6% Fine Mullite
 
Okee Medium 10
A coarser version of Okeewemee 10. A good all around high temperature stoneware clay with native NC red clay added for color. It has four different mesh sizes of Mullite and Kyanite, which makes this clay much easier to work with.  It is a great clay for larger work and lends itself well to coil building.
Cone 8-11, Average Shrinkage (cone 10) 10%, Average Water Absorption (cone 10) = 1.72%, Total of 14% of Mullite and Kyanite
 
Grogeewemee 10
This is the coarsest clay we make.  It is OkeeMedium with added coarse grog.  Perfect for coil building and slab work.  Not recommended for throwing small pieces.  This user-friendly clay works well in wood or salt kilns.
Cone 8 - 11, Average Shrinkage (cone 10) = 9.3%, Average Water Absorption (cone 10) = 1.9%, Total of 19.5% of Mullite, Kyanite and coarse grog