Limited but Possible contaminant

Clay with batch codes 24MAY001-24MAY089 may contain a small plastic piece of PVC pipe. We found a small (less than 1" by 1/4" piece), determined the source and approximate point of contamination and were able to determine that there may be about 10 more pieces of that...

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Chalk Rock Compatability Testing

We received a recent report of crazing with Mayco Clear One Brushing when bisque fired to 01 and glaze fired to 05 with batch 26APR023. We will be pulling that sample and an array of other batches to test for replication and will also repeat our previous tests with...

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Talc Talk

Talc is a material used in clay bodies that helps to prevent moisture absorption.  Its presence in low fire white clays especially prevents crazing of the glazes, this is also true to a lesser degree in mid-fire clays, especially porcelains.  The Texas talc mines are...

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Clay Changes

New and re-designed clay bodies, new boxes and other important info Low Fire clay discontinued and reformulated bodies: • Earthenware White will be available only while supplies last (est. Fall 2022)  We are close to producing test batches of our replacement low fire...

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Breaking Ground Tomorrow

Excavation! Anne M and Cindy both almost tripped over themselves while running out the door to take photos when they saw this truck-trailer pull into the parking lot! RD JOHNSON EXCAVATING According to the man who delivered the equipment, we're on schedule to start...

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March 2016 – Changes in Lawrence

March 2016 – Changes in Lawrence

3/18/2016 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...

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