We have plenty of room for wheel-throwers, hand builders, slip casters, mould makers, independent makers, those who are just having fun and those who are here to learn. There are 12 pottery wheels, plenty of table and shelf space, 3 electric kilns, a selection of tools and moulds, and 16 glazes and engobes to choose from.
Clays & Firing Temperatures
At ClayMake Studio we use only Stoneware clays. Due to easy identity mix-up and contamination we prefer not to have earthenware clay in the studio. For your convenience we stock several clays:
Clayworks Fine Sculptural Clay - 10kg A body specifically designed for hand-building. It offers a broad firing range and fires to a beautiful sandstone colour. Shrinkage: 10% (Wet to fired)
Feeneys BRT - 12.5kg bag Beautiful strong plastic body, suitable for hand building and sculpture. Dark speckled mottle when fired in oxidation Shrinkage: wet to dry: 2.2%, dry to 1300c: 4%
Feeneys Dark Stoneware - 12.5kg bag Grey-brown with salt and pepper speckle. Throw, hand build, slab, wood/pit fire, raku, large pots and sculpture. Shrinkage: wet to dry: 6.5%, dry to fired: 5.7%
Kim Lyons Buff - 10kg bag Blended from clays sourced in WA. Cream colour with lovely blush Manufactured by Kim Lyons Pottery
Kim Lyons Ironstone - 10 kg bag Blended from clays sourced in WA. Chocolate brown, smooth lovely throwing clay body
PB103 - Walker Ceramics - 10kg bag Beautifully plastic, fine, 120 mesh versatile off-white production body with great glaze fit. Ideal for throwing and handbuilding Shrinkage: wet to dry: 3.4%, dry to 1300c: 8% FIRING
All firings are in electric kilns. Bisque firing is to 1000c and glaze firing to 1270c.
Charges for the firings are calculated by volume. ClayMake Studio members receive 20% discount on all firings.