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Flat Rock Studio

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2002 S School, Fayetteville

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Clay Workshops / Moist Clays, Glazes, Hand Tools, Books, Wheels, Kilns, and
Raw Materials


NEWSLETTER May 26, 2004

The Mud Club - Gorden Martz

June 1 at 7 p.m. will be the next meeting of the Mud Club, an informal
gathering of like minded people who enjoy playing in the mud.

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Workshop Information

On Sat, June 19th from 1-5 p.m. we will have a workshop on Photographing
Your Claywork It will include facts, demos and you will make a light box .
Cost is $95. Class size is limited. You may bring one work to photograph.

Working on the Summer and Fall with people such as Peter King, Peter
Beseaker, Steve Branfman and Gary Huntoon. Iíll send out postcards with July
and Aug once theyíre settled. Keep asking alsoÖ..

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Ramblings of a Mud Girl

By Kelley Wilks

Itís essential for me to have an orderly or neat working environment. Iíve
had friends that have raved about how organized they thought I was, but I am
living proof of how disorganized a person can be and how detrimental it is
to creativity (and work in general). Since moving to out new location last
Sep., I had just been creating piles from the piles that I moved here. About
3 weeks ago I was so frustrated that it took 30+ minutes to find anything
that I finally moved everything out of my office and built the desk that I
had been designing in my mind since the move. I got it finished and bit by
bit moved it all back in and filed or trashed every piece of paper. It feels
wonderful and I can put my hand on anything I need within moments. It is
still not perfect but it is like me a work in progress. Tomorrow I will
begin work on two commissioned sinks and my chandelier that I begun over a
year ago. These and the workshops are my projects for the holiday weekend.
Hope yours is equally productive and creative. Un-clutter for creativity.

Smiles and Happy Mud Fingers.



Whatís new at FRSCS

In the past two months we have brought in quite a few of your requests. I
have been looking for the items that you have been searching for, and Iíve
come up with many of them. We now carry Giffin Grips and their assorted
parts to center and trim more easily, Preval Sprayers and the full Preval
kits so that you can spray the Ferric Chloride and other substances as Randy
Brodnax demonstrated in March. We now have Fiber Frax in stock by the foot
or by the box and the clips Randy used in making our Raku Kiln. We also now
can order any Olympic Kiln for you along with the Shimpo kilns, Amaco kilns
and Excel (Skutt) line form Amaco and others. We have an assortment of kiln
shelves in stock and can order others. We have a larger assortment of
texture mats from Chinese Clay Art and specialty glazes from Amaco and the
new reds from Spectrum Glazes.



Tool of the Month ó Jiffer Mixer

I have done a lot of plaster work this past year and routinely mix many
small batches of my clay (to add colors). My favorite tool for the job is
the Jiffer Mixer. It is a two or three bladed mixing tool that fits right
into your drill. This specific design is really the best at not getting too
many air bubbles into the mix and making it really smooth. Right now we
carry two sizes, the smaller 2-bladed one for 19.95 and a larger 1/2Ē
2-bladed one for 29.95 but can order the larger 1/2Ē 3-bladed one and I
think it is 36.95. The packaging says that the unique 4-way counteraction
churns the mixture in opposite directions with no splash. The holes in the
fins chop up lumps and dry spots for a complete mix. It has adjustable wheel
spacing for different size buckets and is balanced for long drill bearing
life. Not Just a Mixer, Itís a Tool that Should Last a Lifetime.

MATERIAL






Clays

5LB +
25LB +
50LB +
100LB +

low fire ^06-04






White Raku (L&R)


14.95
20.95
32.95

Terra Cotta (L&R)


11.95
17.95
29.95

Red Earthernware (Flint Hills) (L&R)


11.95
17.95
29.95

White Earthernware (Flint Hills) (L&R)


11.95
17.95
29.95

Mid range ^4-6






Black Clay (Flint Hills)


11.95
17.95
29.95

Brown (L&R)


11.95
17.95
29.95

Buff Clay (Flint Hills) (l&R)


11.95
17.95
29.95

White (L&R)


11.95
17.95
29.95

No 32 Clay (Flint Hills/Gorden Martz)


14.95
20.95
32.95

High fire ^8-10






Stoneware (L&R) (Flint Hills)


11.95
17.95
29.95

White Stoneware (L&R) (Flint Hills)


11.95
17.95
29.95

Special bodies






Yixing Brown ^6

10.95




Yixing Green ^6

26.95




Kelley's Translucent Grolleg Porcelain ^6

7.95
20.95
31.95
49.95

Mile Hi P-clay White Earthenware


18.95
29.95
47.95

Mile Hi P-clay Biz-Bod ^8-10


18.95
29.95
47.95








Raw Materials






Dry Clays (by the bag) (price per bag)

5LB +

50lb/bag
100LB +

English Grolleg (55lbs)

6.95

41.95
69.95

EPK Kaolin

4.95

15.75
24.95

Goldart Clay

4.95

12.95
19.95

Hawthorne Bond (35m)

4.95

15.75
24.95

Old Mine #4 Ball Clay

4.95

13.45
20.95

Ranger Red Clay

4.95

12.95
19.95

Redart Clay

4.95

13.45
20.95

Tennessee Ball # 1

4.95

15.75
24.95

Tennessee Ball # 5

4.95

15.75
24.95

Tennessee Ball # 10

4.95

15.75
24.95








Frits (price per pound)
1LB +
5LB +
10LB +
50lb/bag
100LB +

Ferro 3110 (P-1V05)
3.50
3.00
2.50
Price
Quoted

Bayer P25 (F-3269)
3.50
3.00
2.50
"
"

Bayer P54 (F-3134)
3.50
3.00
2.50
"
"

Bayer P311 (F-3124)
3.50
3.00
2.50
"
"








Oxides, Carbonates & Other (price per pound)
1LB +
5LB +
10LB +
50lb/bag
100LB +

Alberta Slip (44lbs)
3.50
3.00
2.50
90.95 for
/44 lb bag

Alumina Hydrate (AC-30)
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.60
45.00

Barium Carbonate (2766)
4.00
4.50
3.00
0.85


Bentonite
9.00
8.50
8.00
7.50


Borax
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.67


Chromium Green
8.00
7.50
7.00



CMC Gum (7mx2)
11.00
9.00




Cobalt Carbonate (subject mkt chgs) 1/2=22.00
34.00





Cobalt Oxide (subject to mkt chgs) 1/2=29.00
43.00





Copper Carbonate
5.50
5.00
4.50



Copper Oxide - Black
5.50
5.00
4.50



Dolomite
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.55
0.40

Feldspar - Custer (potash)
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.38
0.25

Feldspar - Minspar (soda)
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.38
0.25

Gillespi Borate
3.50
3.00
2.50
1.15


Grog (Mullite) 48 mesh
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.65


Iron Oxide - Red
3.00
2.50
2.00



Lithium Carbonate
6.00
5.50




Maganese Dioxide
3.00
2.50
2.00



Magnesium Carbonate
4.00
3.50
3.00



Nepheline Syenite
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.35
0.30

Nickle Green Carbonate 1/2=10.95
17.00





Petalite (55 lbs)
3.50
3.00
2.50
1.25


Plaster (pottery #1)
3.50
2.50
1.50
0.36
0.30

Rutile light
3.50
3.00
2.50



Silica (200 mesh Flint)
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.25
0.20

Silica (350 mesh Flint)



0.30
0.25

Sodium Silicate
6.95 /
16 oz




Spodumene (55 lbs)
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.95


Strontium Carbonate
3.50
3.00
2.50
1.20


Talc (nytal)
3.50
2.50
2.00
0.50
0.32

Tin Oxide 1/2=10.45
14.50
12.00




Titanium Dioxide
4.00
3.50




Tricalcium Phosphate (Bone Ash)
3.50
3.00
2.50



Volcanic Ash
4.50
4.00
3.50



Wax Resist
6.95 /
16 oz




Whiting (Calcium Carbonate)
3.00
2.50
2.00
0.40


Wollastonite
3.00
2.50
2.00



Zink Oxide
5.00
4.50
4.00










Small Quanities of these (price per pound)
1LB +





Manganese Granular
4.00





Gerstley Borate
5.00












ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH OUT NOTICE.









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