Earthen Clay Plaster and Aliz
 What is old is now new! The 5 thousand year old process of finishing the inside walls of your home by smearing clay on the walls is enjoying a new renaissance. The idea is simple the natural materials used: mud, sand, straw, are free of the more than thousands of chemicals that can be used in conventional paints; many of which are newly created chemical components with little research conducted regarding their long-term effects on both humans and the environment


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Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints...

Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation begins with the history of Taos, New Mexico, where earthen architecture remains a building block of culture. Many of the 280 black-and-white photographs are historic and illustrate the simplicity of old techniques and the role they play in a sustainable lifestyle.
With hopes of shifting the conversation from "how-to" to "what next," Clay Culture offers thirty years worth of experience and information about building, repairing, and finishing walls with abundant, natural clay. During these shifting times, it's crucial to understand ways of providing shelter without a bank loan. It is only recently that we have forgotten how to take good care of ourselves without shopping. Models are a way to begin, and a great way to test local clay.
Small compounds of numerous dwellings that catch water and grow food can support people more reliably than crashing stocks and bonds. With guidance from nature and simple means, "living situations"-that people actually enjoy living in-can be built. Traditional materials are perfect for utilizing sustainable design principles. This book offers a body of knowledge that will stimulate creative juices and help provide the confidence and understanding needed to use clay, sand, straw, binders, and pigments in buildings and art projects.
Smooth and delicious walls-glimmering with enough color to raise spirits and repel dust, absorbent enough to prevent mold and cold, and with acoustic values to make your ears smile- are not extravagant. Beauty is here for the taking, and the giving. An artistic offering is a totem to hope, a creative expression to balance the weight of the world.

About the Author
Carole Crews, an artist and builder from Taos, New Mexico, has played in the mud most of her life. By using earthen materials for artistic expression, she has developed techniques for making beautiful walls in the simplest ways possible, and hopes, through this book, to enable others to realize their own creative freedom and potential.
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C-Red CARBONDALE very Red Clay

C-RED DRY (C-RED) Minimum order quantity is 10 lbs.
  • $0.94 per POUND
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Calcium Carbonate 98% 325 Whiting

Makes the clay plaster whiter. pure calcium carbonate. can be called marble dust, athletic field marker, whiting.....
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Fireclay Hawthorne 35 Mesh

35 mesh Hawthorne Bond. This is the main fireclay we use when we want a clay with texture. The coarse grind can cause iron spots in reduction and still adds tooth. 50lb bag order 10lb min
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Iron Oxide Black 5599

IRON OXIDE BLACK 5599 (Ferrous) (FEOXBL) may be used in glaze formulations and in most cases gives the same color as Iron Oxide Red. With titanium in a high-fire glaze, it can give off a matte red. Minimum order quantity is 1 lb.
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Iron Oxide Red 82%-86% Spanish (55)

IRON OXIDE RED 82%-86% SPANISH (Ferric) (FEOXCL) is also known as Hematite. RED IRON OXIDE is the stable form of iron and no matter what form is added to a glaze or clay, firing converts it into Fe2O3. Iron is both a colorant and a flux. We stock two strenghts of IRON OXIDE RED. One is IRON OXIDE RED (Clay Body) with 86% Fe. The other is IRON OXIDE RED (Glaze Body) with 99% Fe. Minimum order quantity is 1 lb.
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Iron Oxide Yellow 569 (5087)

IRON OXIDE YELLOW 5087 (Hydrated Ferric) (FEOXY) is similar to black and red iron but it tends to give lighter colors in the buff to cream range. Minimum order quantity is 1 lb.
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Kaolin Georgia 6 Tile

KAOLIN GEORGIA 6 TILE is a kaolin made for use in the tile pressing industry, it has good plasticity, perhaps because it has bentonite added . . . or so the rumor goes. This is the most often used kaolin for clays slip and glazes.

Minimum order quantity is 10 lbs. (KAO6T)
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Mica 200C Powder

used to control shrinkage in clay plasters. Pretty much invisable.
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Mica 20C Coarse

A mica that is visible as flakes in a clay body, or low fire slip or glaze.
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Mica 60C Fine

Mica FINE gives a shimmer to slips and clay bodies in low fire.
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Mica FL Flake 20-16 mesh

Large flakes of mica, used in clay plasters for a glittering effect. Around 10 to 16 mesh Not the really big flakes we used to have.
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Redart Cedar Heights

REDART CEDAR HEIGHTS Red low fire clay from Ohio, used to make all our red clays and slips. melts at cone 3. (make your own albany slip) Minimum order quantity is 10 lbs.
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Sand 60 Mesh Silica 50 Lb Bg 520/70mesh

SAND 60 MESH SILICA is a 99% pure,rounded silica sand. Good for opening clay bodies. Minimum order quantity is 10 lbs. (SAND60) labled 520
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Sand 90 Mesh Silica 710 50 Lb Bg fe.02%

SAND 90 MESH SILICA (SAND90) is a 99% pure, sharp angle grind silica sand with less than .02% iron oxide. Good for opening, and adding throwability to clay bodies. Invisible in the finished product. Minimum order quantity is 10 lbs. 50 Lb. bag, also for making glass.
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Umber Burnt

Makes Brown colors
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