Scarva Earthstone ES130 White Earthenware Clay From £12.50
A unique Earthenware clay due to the fact that it is very plastic. Specifically developed to have a wide firing range, it will mature between 1080-1240°C. This body throws well and has excellent colour response making it ideal for the studio potter, schools and colleges.
For glazing this clay body we recommend using GZ2130 and firing to 1120°C
There are 12 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
sue from United KingdomOwner29 January 2017 15:09
This is the first earthenware clay I have used and I love it. It has a lovely feel to it to throw and handbuild. I have been sculpting animals with it and it is superb. Dries to a very pale cream. Have'nt yet bisqued or glazed it yet as only received recently. Love all the clays I have purchased from Scarva. Cannot praise them enough for superb products and service. Many thanks Sue N.
Anonymous from United KingdomOwner22 February 2015 13:01
Ever since I first used this clay, it has become my standard. It fires to a beautiful light colour that makes coloured earthenware glazes really pop. Superb for handbuilding and copes with flat slab based work despite being ungrogged. I have also used it for smoke fired work which is made more dramatic with the light fired colour. Cannot praise this clay enough - I love it!
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julie from Jersey asks
If I want to high bisque fire this clay, and then glaze at a lower temperature, what temperature should I bisque fire to?
Emma from United Kingdom asks
I am looking for a white earthenware clay for making plaques for childrens imprints. Would you recommend this one. Thanks
Iain from Ireland asks
I bought this clay with some brush on amaco and botz glazes but have never used earthenware before. Do I bisque fire to the high temp of 1160 and then glaze fire to 1060. will the glaze take on the higher fire and what cones would you recommend for both firings. Thanks
Jackie from United Kingdom asks
I have been using B276 glaze (fired to 1140"C+20 min soak) on this clay which produces a fabulous cream body. However I have had trouble with cracking when the ware is used repeatedly. I changed glaze to GZ2150, (fired to 1240"C+20 minute soak) The clay is now vitrified and the glaze fit is great. BUT the colour of the glazed ware is not as good . It has a green/grey tinge to it. Has the clay changed colour due to vitrification, or is it the glaze changing the colour? Would firing to a lower temp help? Or a different glaze?
keith from United Kingdom asks
I have been using your ES20 clay for years and am very happy, but was just wondering how your ES130 clay copes with thermal shock. The reason I ask is I use your ES20 for low fired smoked ware, Raku and Ferric Chloride reduction and it fits the bill perfectly, but I never fire above 1050 so the ES20 is possibly wasted? Regards Keith