Introducing Dark Star! If you like speckles in your clay but are looking for a body that keeps your glazes brighter, check out this new clay body. Based off of the very popular Iceman clay body, Dark Star is easy to throw and hand build with and is very forgiving, smooth, and plastic.
Matures cone 5-6. Can be pushed to cone 7 slow fired.
Shrinkage at cone 6 - 11%
Absorption at cone 6 - <.5%
NEW FORMULA AS OF SEPTEMBER 2023
DO NOT FIRE FAST OR ABOVE A SOFT CONE 6. NEW FORMULA IS MORE PRONE TO TINY BLOATS IF OVERFIRED.
WE ALWAYS, ALWAYS RECOMMEND SLOW FIRING SPEEDS IN BOTH BISQUE AND GLAZE WHEN USING ANY CLAY BODY THAT CONTAINS MANGANESE SPECKS DUE TO OFF GASSING. This allows the gasses time to escape properly from the ware.
*Important information about flat rate clay shipping
Krueger Pottery Supply is doing our best to make sure you can get clay during this period of social distancing so we are now offering flat rate shipping via the US Postal Service on moist clays! You can choose a 25lb box shipped in a medium flat rate box or a 50lb box shipped in a large flat rate box. The shopping cart will correctly calculate the shipping for theses clays. Just make sure you select "Free Shipping" as your shipping method when you checkout. If you have any other items in your cart you will only be charged shipping for those items and not the clay.
Important note. US Postal service flat rate price is only valid for orders shipped domestically.
If you are buying clay to pick up, ship via UPS Ground, LTL Freight or delivery by KPS do not select "US Postal Service Clay Shipping" as it will add a shipping charge and increase your clay price. Bulk discounts on clay will only appear when you select the "50 Pound Box" size.