The absence of grog gives this clay a smooth surface with superior plasticity.
Excellent for throwing, hand-modeling, and casting, Amaco No. 480 is a warm buff color peppered with dark specks when fired to cone 5–6. At lower temperatures, it is somewhat lighter and less vitreous.
Transparent and light matte glazes allow the dark specks to show, creating a peppered effect. Partial glazing and slip trailing also create interesting results.
At cone 5, shrinkage is 10.6% and absorption is 5.2%. At cone 10, shrinkage is 10.8% and absorption is 1.9%.
The 50 lb carton contains two 25 lb bags.
® Amaco is a registered trademark of American Art Clay Company.