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Scarva Earthstone ES50 Standard Crank Clay From £14.72
Firing Temperature 1200°C - 1300°C
Hand builders and sculptors will be delighted with this superb crank body. ES50 Standard Crank is an open textured, coarsely grogged clay with tremendous plasticity. It has all the expected qualities of a crank; warp resistance, low shrinkage and tremendous green and fired strength. It gives a toasted buff colour under oxidation and a richer, speckled buff under reduction. ES50 Standard Crank is also suitable for raku firing.
There are 6 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
Rebecca Buck, Osprey Studios. from United KingdomOwner18 February 2015 14:35
Out-standing for all hand-building. Can be fired (slowly) surprisingly thick. Used on 150cm h x 185cm w sculpture, built as one, fired in 6 sections; exceptionally even shrinkage, no warping, so the joins were nice and tidy. Amazing green/ dry strength so loading heavy, awkward sections worked out. So easy to use that the sculpture took half the time expected to build. Very nice to handle. Lovely fired colour. Took surface carvings beautifully. All joins reliable. Not one crack. So, yes! I AM pleased!
ffolliott from United KingdomOwner24 May 2020 11:56
I liked the feel of this clay and use it for making slab pots, it has an ability to remain workable and flexible over a good range of dryness. Resistent to cracks, and joins well.
Barbara from United Kingdom asks
Hi, what's the shrinkage rate for this clay? Thanks.
Rachel Baker from United Kingdom asks
Is this clay suitable for throwing?
Henna from United Kingdom asks
Hi, Is this clay body food safe, allowing it to be made for cups and bowls? Thank you.
Richard from United Kingdom asks
Would you recommend this clay for hand made tiles?
Shirley from United Kingdom asks
What kind of glaze have you used on right hand side of the pot and can this beautiful effect be achieved in an electric kiln? Thank you.
Heather from United Kingdom asks
What us the difference in handling, warp resistance, finished texture when handbuilding between this and your earthstone groged handbuilding clay please?