dry materials, dry clay, dry chemicals

Chemicals | Colorants/Opacifiers | Dry Clay | Frits | Grogs | Plaster

As a supplier of raw materials to the ceramic industry, we strive to offer our customers consistent, top-quality materials that are competitively-priced. We source our materials through larger chemical company providers, and sometimes through clay manufacturers. Laguna Clay and Standard Clay are our two main sources. The MSDS for all of our chemicals can be found here.


When you order raw materials through us, we do the dirty work! We sell all dry materials by both the pound and the full bag, so we are happy to get you any amount of a material you may need. When ordering raw materials by the pound for in-store pick-up, please note that it does generally take us 24-48 hours to assemble your order, and we will contact you when it's been assembled. Need dry materials sooner? Please give us a call and we will be happy to help you. To review our dry material and custom mixing store policies, click here.


There are many raw materials we have not listed on our site that we can order for you, so please feel free to call if you do not see what you are looking for. Many materials are more commonly used in certain parts of the US, for that reason we stock only those most commonly used on the East coast and central US. The materials you see here come from all over the world -- Canada, New Zealand, England, and many states throughout the US.



The materials available through this website are in grades of purity which are most useful in the ceramic industry. Some of them are not “pure” compounds, and therefore, we are unable to warrant the consistency of these materials from batch to batch. We urge you to make thorough tests every time a new material or lot is purchased.



An ever-increasing number of the earth’s raw materials are reported to contain elements deemed “toxic,” “carcinogenic,” or a “potential health hazard.” Utilizing information provided by California Proposition 65, SARA Title III and manufacturers’ Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). The MSDS describes the nature of the potential hazard as well as recommendations for safe use of the material. Feel free to contact theceramicshop.com for any questions you may have about the dry materials listed here. Always, use an approved N95 respirator when handling dry materials.


WARNING: These products can expose you to chemicals including Silica, crystalline (airborne particles of respirable size), Lithium carbonate, and Titanium dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.






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Manganese Dioxide 20x40
Item #: CHMANGD2040
Manganese Dioxide


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