Baucum Pottery

Mixing Clay

In order to have control of the clay body we use our own recipe. We purchase the dry materials - usually a ton at a time. Then mix them with water in a Peter Pugger VPM-60. This is a fantastic new machine that both mixes and removes the air from the clay. Our clay body is very smooth and well mixed. The clay that it produces is cone 10 2345F, which is a stoneware clay body. A small number of our pots are made with a porcelain clay that is purchased in a pre-mixed form.

1 Mixing Clay
2 Making the Pots
3 Glazing
4 Bisque Kiln
5 Firing