Attractively flecked stoneware body based on a ball clays and fireclay deposits mined from our site in South Staffordshire, near Walsall.
Superb throwing properties for small or large pieces.
Flecking burns nicely through covering glazes giving a reduction fired appearance under oxidising conditions.
An extremely good body for thrown domestic stoneware.
Kiln shelves must be well coated with refractory wash to prevent sticking during firing
Standard full bag size 12.5Kg
Information about our basalt flecking agent:
Please note that basalt is a naturally-occurring mineral. The user must sample/batch test in their own application before proceeding as we cannot accept any liability for fleck variation which is outside of our control.
Fleck size and density: Variable from batch to batch due to the characteristics of the raw material supplied to us.
Melt properties: Can be variable, sometimes causing raised flecks on the surface of the fired ware. Our tests show that a sufficient glaze layer will 'flux' these flecks causing them to flatten out. Unglazed areas can be wet-sanded after firing. This characteristic is not evident in our reduction-fired tests.
Microwave Use: Basalt is an iron-bearing compound which is not metallic, therefore fired ware can be used in a microwave.
Please note our clay is sold by approximate weight. Your total order weight for a specific clay body will be despatched in the most economic combination of packs possible. If you require individual packs of a specific size, please state this in the Special Instructions during checkout.
To comply with RHA regulations concerning tail-lift deliveries (where there is no fork-lift truck available at the delivery point) the maximum net weight of clay we are now permitted to pack on standard pallet is 950kg (76 x 12.5kg bags of clay). To achieve the best price for your clay, please add the full 1000kg to your cart when checking out and we will make the necessary weight adjustment/refund when we receive the order.
We have added cone numbers to our firing ranges for guidance purposes. Please refer to the 60c/hr column for large regular or self-supporting cones on the Orton Cones Conversion Chart which can be downloaded here.
* You can find typical shrinkage data in the CLAY ANALYSES chart which is available for download from this link: https://www.potclays.co.uk/Technical-Information. These figures are taken from tests performed under laboratory conditions and are intended for guidance only. For this reason, it is always recommended to also run shrinkage tests in your own application.
Technical data is approximate and provided for guidance only. Our Clay Analyses sheet can be downloaded here.
Your carriage charge will be calculated at checkout based upon the volumetric weight of your order, and your location. If for any reason your delivery charge cannot be calculated at checkout, you will see a message explaining that our sales team will contact you with a quote. You will be under no obligation to accept this and have the right to cancel your order.
We deliver throughout the UK and overseas using a trusted third-party distribution network. Delivery is to kerbside or letterbox only.
Due to exceptional demand, please allow up to 10 working days for deliveries. Our Nextday service is suspended. Collection from our Stoke-on-Trent warehouse is currently only possible by placing your order by phone +44(0)1782 219816. Although carriers will endeavour to deliver within the agreed timeframe, unexpected delays due to weather conditions, breakdowns, traffic and other factors may cause some disruption to schedules.
We are bound by the terms and conditions of our carriers therefore we cannot pursue a claim if these instructions are not followed:-
Special Delivery Conditions: You must inform us at point of order of any special conditions such as restricted access or opening times, otherwise you will be liable for any consequential costs incurred.
Damage/Missing Items: You must check your delivery carefully before providing a ‘clear’ signature to the driver. Outward signs of damage/disruption to packaging must be noted alongside your signature. You must notify Potclays of damage or missing items within 24 hours of delivery.
Returned Goods (Non-faulty): Subject to our prior consent having been obtained, products can be returned to us in an unused condition within 30 days of invoice date. An administrative charge will be levied of 10% of the nett value plus transport, but subject to a minimum charge of £ 2.00.
Returned Goods (Faulty): If merchandise is returned because of some defect or due to error on our part, full credit/refund will be given. However, customers must contact us in advance so that making methods and user error can be ruled out.