I am so excited to announce a huge leap for us. My late husband, Bill, never wanted Bracker’s to mix clay as part of our business model. Les Byer was already doing such a great job and Bill would rather have the friendship instead of the competition. Bill felt so strongly that he made me promise Bracker’s would never mix moist clay.
With the purchase of Flint Hills Clay Works, I’ve kept my promise to Bill. Bracker’s still won’t be mixing clay… technically. I’ve started a separate company called Kansas Clay to manufacture the Flint Hills Clay Works line of clay bodies. I’ve also invited my two daughters, Anne M. and Cindy to be shareholders in Kansas Clay. And I couldn’t forget to include Bracker’s exceptionally talented and knowledgeable repair tech, David Sturm. He will be a vital part of the clay mixing operation as well as a shareholder in the business.
The creation of Kansas Clay, LLC was done in an effort to separate the manufacturing we do from the retail sales and is strictly a legal strategy. Kansas Clay will manufacture and then “sell” the clay to Bracker’s Good Earth Clays to distribute to you. The rest of the details are secret, but they are boring and inconsequential to the way Bracker’s has provided service for over 34 years as well as the clay Les has mixed for 37 years.
Anne W. Bracker
Bracker’s Good Earth Clays and Kansas Clay