This is a claybody specifically formulated by request from Midwest and Eastern US potters. Low in sand and grog content, speckled buff clay is relatively smooth in texture and makes for an excellent throwing body. The colour palette has been described as 'desert' or 'southwest'. This clay does great in both oxidation and reduction, due to the speckled inclusions that provide dimension in both types of firing. In oxidation, Speckled Buff falls into the tan/brown colour range, and customers have noted that the speckles do often appear through semi-opaque glazes.
Firing range: Cone 5
Wet colour: Red-brown
Fire colour, oxidation: Buff with specks
Fire colour, reduction: Brown with specks
Texture: Smooth to slightly coarse
Average Shrinkage: 12%
Average water absorption: 3%