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Minnesota Clay Co. USA Clay Bodies

Stoneware Clay Bodies

Stoneware offers a wide range of clay bodies and glaze selections. Our varieties are light to dark and middle to high firing cone range.We offer the Northern Light and Northern Light with Iron. Both are good for wheel throwing and sculpture work, while offering a body that fires in higher temperatures. The iron version gives the clay a red color that stands out best in a reduction atmosphere. Our Rainy Lake Stoneware is one of our most popular bodies that is easy to throw and has a wide firing range. Number 1 Stoneware is a versatile body, medium texture that has a high firing range. We also sell Number 1 with grog for handbuilding work and with manganese which speckles the clay. Another clay we offer is our MB Stoneware which is similar to Porcelain clay bodies but has a Stoneware quality. Finally, we offer a Number 2 and Number 3 Stoneware that are great midrange firing bodies one being terra cotta and the other cream respectively.

Stoneware clay is a dense clay that is vitreous when fired to maturity. Most stoneware bodies fire between cone 3 and cone 10, while there are quite a few that are formulated to easily exceed cone 10. Colors range from off white to gray and dark brown. There are also various degrees of roughness or fineness, depending on the formulation. This the hardest, most durable type of clay.

 
 
Northern Light Stoneware Clay Northern Light with Iron Stoneware Clay Wood Fire Stoneware MB Stoneware Clay
Northern Light
Stoneware
Northern Light with Iron
Stoneware
Wood Fire
Stoneware
MB
Stoneware
Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay
 
Rainy Lake Stoneware Clay Split Rock Stoneware Number 1 Stoneware Clay
Rainy Lake
Stoneware
Split Rock
Stoneware
Iron Range
Stoneware
Number 1
Stoneware
Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay
 
Number 1 Stoneware with Grog Clay Number 1 Stoneware with Manganese Clay Number 2 Stoneware Clay Number 3 Stoneware Clay
Number 1
Stoneware
with Grog
Number 1
Stoneware
with Manganese
Number 2
Stoneware
 
Number 3
Stoneware
Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay Wet Clay | Dry Clay
 
Number 7 White Buff Clay
Number 7
White Buff
Wet Clay | Dry Clay