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Materials Used

1. Clays

At the moment we are using 3 different types of stoneware clay:

1.1. White stoneware clay - it's used for some types of Carved Beads (CB), Rubbed Relief Beads (RRB); for all types of Glazed Relief Beads (GRB), Glazed Spherical Beads (GSB), Glazed Tubelet Beads (GTB). The clay base could not be seen in most cases because it is covered with different types and colors of glazes. But its color is in fact yellowish-white after firing, we call the color "Ivory".   

1.2. Red stoneware clay - we use it for some types of Carved Beads (CB), we call the color - "Red Brick".

1.3. Black German stoneware clay (Schwarze Steinzeugmasse) - we use it for some types of Carved Beads (CB), Rubbed Relief Beads (RRB) - we call the color "Ebony".
 

2. Glazes

The major part of the glazes in use currently in our color palette are comercial glazes, made by brands such as Mayco and Duncan. Some colors are mixed after our own recipes - i.e. we use ready-made ingredients but the contents and the way of blending are resulting from our research. All the glazes and glaze ingridients we use are certified as: Nontoxic Ceramic Glazes and Underglazes