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Excellent for wheel-throwing!
Blick's moist stoneware clay is a ready-to-use, de-aired, homogenous mixture that requires little or no wedging. Its smooth, plastic consistency makes it excellent for throwing as well as modeling, coiling, and slab building. This stoneware clay is ideal for making durable dishes, sculpture, planters, patio vases, and other utility and decorative ware.
Bisque fire to Cone 04 (1971°F, 1077°C). The firing range is Cone 5–10 (2205°F–2381°F). When fired at the recommended temperature of Cone 5 (2205°F), the hard, dense, semi-vitreous ware is buff colored with a shrinkage of 12% and absorption of 1.8%. At Cone 10 (2381°F), the very dense, vitreous ware is a soft gray color with a shrinkage of 13.2% and absorption of 0%.
A 50 lb (23 kg) carton consists of two 25 lb bricks, each in a poly storage bag, so any amount can be used as required and the rest stored for future use.
Note — This clay is AP non-toxic when moist.
Note — Any combination of clay, plaster, sand, and molding material totaling 50 lbs or more does not qualify for our free shipping offer.
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By art teacher
from South Point, OH
Comments about Blick Stoneware Clay:
I ordered about 20 boxes of this for my high school Ceramics/Sculpture classes. In my 15 years of teaching, I've never had so many problems with cracking and breaking as the pieces were drying and being fired. I will never order this clay again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that you didn't have satisfactory results with this clay. Slow drying is key to avoiding cracking as the ware dries, and our Product Specialists are happy to work with you to troubleshoot further. We invite you to call them at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am-5:30pm CST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that if it turns out that the clay is at fault, our Customer Care agents will make it right!
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from Jackson, MS
I bought this clay as a starter for trying out throwing pottery. I'm new to this process and concept, so I wanted to get something that was suitable for throwing and learning with. This has greatly helped with my learning.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
best price on the web for great quality product!
from waubun, MN
The clay i bought from blick was about half the price of anywhere else i looked on the web.. it was a great deal, it came very quickly, and it's perfect for what making pottery with! we've been making cups, bowls, plates, and even figurines! we got exactly what we wanted and needed and at a great price! Thank you Dick Blick!
I don't fire clay so I don't use it to make bowls. I used it to build masks and head bases for silicone. So it worked perfectly for my needs.
from Oak Park, CA
We use this in the preschool and it fires really well.
By jenn n houston
from houston tx
I use this clay on my pottery wheel. It's pretty easy to work with. I have not fired a piece as of yet.
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another big disappointment
from South Florida
I purchased a 50 lb. Box of this clay from a local blick store. Wow is this disappointing. It throws ok, but dries with terrible cracks. Waste of money and time. Will stick with laguna clay.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience using our clay. Our Product Experts are here to troubleshoot with you to see if we can help. You can reach our experts at 1.800.933.2542 or email us at email@example.com.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Extremely poor quality clay
By Clay Teacher
I wish I had read the reviews online first, rather than choosing this clay from the catalog. I've worked with many Blick brand products before and had great success, so I thought I'd try their brand of clay. What a mistake. It was purchased to create multiple bowls for a fundraiser event, and this clay has been extremely inconsistent to work with. For starters there seemed to be lots of microscopic air bubbles in the block of clay, and while throwing there would be larger, more annoying air bubbles present even though the clay was properly wedged. Then once the foot was trimmed and set to dry, several bowls developed cracks through the floor. Several more that appeared fine when they were bone dry developed cracks after being bisque fired. This clay has been a waste of time and money to work with.
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Merchant response: We are sorry that this clay did not meet your expectations. If you are ever dissatisfied with a product, or feel it is defective, we are happy to assist you with a return or exchange for a product that might better meet your needs. Customer Service may be reached at 1-800-723-2787.
This is bad clay.
By Potter STM
from Reston, VA
I used Blick Stoneware Clay and all of my pieces cracked and fell apart during the bisque firing stage.Obviously...extremely disappointed. Will use Amoco and other brands in future.
Do Not Use!
By Muddy Girl
from Allentown, PA
I bought this clay for my level one ceramics class my freshman year of college. Having taken 3 ceramics classes previous to starting that semester I knew what to look for in the clay and what I liked to throw and sculpt with. The first batch of clay I received had tons of prefired clay shards and tears of cardboard. This made it very difficult to use this for throwing. After taking the time to create a piece I liked I found more cardboard in the foot while trimming. Needless to say I was angry. I would not recommend this to a friend or anyone else who takes a ceramics class. Pay the extra money and buy a good clay such as amaco which will give you the results you expect. Don't learn it the hard way like I did.
Merchant response: We apologize, it sounds as though you have received defective product. At Blick we attempt to send out every order free from defect or damage. However, these types of issues do arise occasionally. Customers who receive defective or damaged items should contact our Customer Care Center via email or by calling (800) 723-2787 and we will work with you to rectify the situation.
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