Formulated clays

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Clay Bodies and other Ceramics topics.

What is Earthenware?

Formulated clays

Most clay bodies that you will come into contact with are secondary clays that have been adjusted, or completely formulated clay bodies. In the formulated clays, the natural ingredients such as kaolins, ball clays, bentonites and other ingredients are mixed up to create a clay body of a particular type, e.g. a white earthenware. You can make your own clay bodies according to available recipes, experiment with your own variations or just buy a commercially manufactured clay from a potters supply shop.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Ceramics Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
William Pirraglia