Standard Ceramic Raw Materials

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In Alberta, Canada, Plainsman Clays warehouses one hundred or more different name-brand popular ceramic materials from across North America. The most common use for these is making your own glazes.

Brand Name Materials

  • Kaolin: Pioneer, Tile#6, EPK, Helmer, Grolleg, Calcined, New Zealand
  • Feldspar: Custer, Mahavir, Minspar, Nepheline Syenite, Spodumene
  • Ball clay: M23, KT1-4, Bell Dark
  • Silica: Ottawa
  • Frit: Ferro
  • Slip: Alberta, Barnard, Ravenscrag
  • Raw colorant oxides, carbonates, sources: Cobalt, Chrome, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Nickel, Vandium, Rutile, Yellow Ochre, Fluorspar
  • Borates: Boraq, Laguna Borate, Gerstley Borate, Ulexite, Boric Acid, Borax Decahydrate
  • Fluxes: Lithium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Strontium Carbonate, Barium Carbonate,
  • Miscellaneous: Pyrophyllite, Volcanic Ash, Cryolite, Illmenite, Bone Ash, Alumina Hydrate, Molochite, Kyanite, Petalite, Soda Ash,
  • Other Clays: Bentonites (HPM-20, Hectalite, National Standard), Fireclay (Lincoln 60, Cedar Heights, Plainsman), Redart, Goldart
  • Opacifiers: Tin Oxide, Zircopax, Titanium Dioxide
  • MgO, CaO Sources: Wollastonite, Talc, Calcium Carbonate, Dolomite
  • Grog: Mulcoa, Christy (in fine to coarse sizes)

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