Please note that the Low White has changed.The mine which produced the talc , which was one of the main ingredients , has closed.
We are now using a new talc from Texas.This talc is much darker in the raw state so the wet clay appears very dark.
However it will fire out white very much like the old Low White.
Also glaze fit is very similar.
The new clay will be called Low Fire White.
This is a smooth, all-purpose talc body which fires very white. It has been designed to accept most commercial low-fire glazes and to stand up to the abuses of the classroom. Low Fire White is also used a great deal by mold makers to make models because of its smooth texture and low shrinkage.
This body fires a darker red than PHB and has a smooth, clean surface. Low Red is used more as a throwing clay although many of our customers use it for handbuilding. It is a much stronger body when fired than most earthenwares.
This body fires pink-brown at Cone 06 and a little darker at Cone 04. This smooth, slightly sticky body is for handbuilding and throwing and accepts commercial low-fire glazes. It is used extensively when plasticity must be retained over a long working period as in children's or seniors' programs.
This body has a strong red colour. When fired to cone 04 it will be as durable as most stoneware clays. Originally designed to provide an excellent backdrop for majolica decoration, this body provides a solution to the dilemma of making truly functional ware at low-fire temperatures. It is formulated for higher expansion/contraction to counter crazing.