Item #: CH-FCHA
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Hawtorne Bond fireclay may also be known as Hawthorne Fireclay or just Hawthorne. It is a popular buff-firing plastic Missouri fireclay of fine particle size, and has long been used in many commercial clay body recipes. It fires a buff to tan color with approximately 12% total shrinkage at cone 10. Our Hawthorne Bond is ground to 35-40 mesh.
Please note that this is a different material than AP Green fireclay. The latter is a greenish raw color (while Hawthorne Bond is greyish) and has many more coarser particles in the slurry state. The plasticity of Hawthorne Bond is such that it can be mixed as-is and used effectively on a potters wheel. Plasticity is quite similar to the AP Green fireclay also. The fired maturity of this is such that it needs only a small amount of feldspar to vitrify in the cone 8-10 range.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Titanium dioxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.