Hawthorn Fireclay - 50 mesh

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A 50 mesh version of hawthorn fireclay, a popular Missouri fireclay that fires to a light buff color.
Fireclay is a general name for sedimentary clays usually associated with coal measures they are very ancient deposits. Particle size averages 0.1-5.0 microns. Reasonable plasticity and dry strength. Fired color is buff to light-brown. Used by potters in refractory mixtures and as a body component. If used in large proportions, however, its carbon content can cause trouble such as black core and bloating. - p. 110, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, 3rd Ed. by Robert Fournier
100# bag; brown bag, blue text 50 mesh Hawthorn Bond