Scarva Earthstone ES50 Standard Crank Clay From £2.89
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 3 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!
Stuart from United KingdomOwner01 February 2015 14:18
This is my 'go-to' clay. I am a handbuilder, and use oxides and glaze with the crank; it toasts and responds really well.
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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.