Standard Ceramic Raw Materials

Important Notice

Starting Monday, July 6, entry to our facility will be open for customers. However the following guidelines must be followed:

  • Only 1 person permitted at a time, no exceptions.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times (if you do not have your own, one will be provided).
  • Hand sanitizing at entry is mandatory.
  • No admittance to office or washroom accessibility.
  • Debit or credit cards - no cash accepted.

Entry is for the purchase of supplies only. Technical assistance or inquiries are to be submitted via email or phone. Curb side pickup remains available if this is preferred rather than plant entry.

Observance of these conditions is essential for the continued health and safety of our employees and our customers.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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)