Custom Clay Formulas & Special Order Clays
|“All of these pieces
have been made with my porcelain clay body, which is a custom mix
made by Laguna Clay. My experience with Laguna Clay has been fantastic!
They stock the materials needed to not only run your personal studio,
but can accommodate the needs of a university ceramics department.
Prices and availability are always competitive with the rest of the
market, and most importantly the customer service has been fantastic.
Laguna Clay has been making my clay now for 3 years, it costs me less,
the quality of the clay is better that I can make myself, and I sure
love to see that pallet of clay just set in the studio, no mixer needed!”
- Customer Formulated Clays
We offer custom mixing, moist or dry, of your formula. To
prevent any misunderstanding, your formula should be submitted
in writing. All customer formulas are kept in confidence, can be received directly even when purchased through a distributor,
and will not be made for any other party without your permission.
We have a large selection of raw materials which are listed
in the Raw Materials section of this catalog. If your formula
requires a material we do not carry, we can recommend a
suitable substitute, or you may supply the material from
a different source. In either case, we cannot accept responsibility
for its successful use in the formula. There are some restrictions
on materials we are unable to run through our moist clay
equipment; these include some stains, extremely coarse grogs,
gypsum, fiberglass, nylon fibers, and sewer pipe clay.
- Laguna Formulas
Our laboratory will assist and advise you in the formulation
of clays, or we will modify Laguna stock clay formulas to
meet your specific requirements. (All such formulas remain
the property of Laguna Clay Co.)
- Laguna Discontinued Clays
We base our selection of stock clays on sales records, but
we realize that a discontinued clay may be the “perfect”
clay for some of our customers. Most discontinued stock
clays are available on a special order basis (see below).
- Laguna Stock Clays - Special Consistency
You may Special Order any Laguna stock clay made to your
special firmness (one ton increments + one ton minimum).
There is a special order charge of $15.00 per ton on orders
under 4 tons. Please allow 14 to 21+ days for production.
The price quoted for your clay formula is based on the current
cost of raw materials. Pricing will be adjusted accordingly.
If credit is not established with Laguna Clay, payment arrangements
must be made in advance.
- Where to Order
Custom clays are manufactured at both our Ohio and California facilities and can be ordered at either location. Price comparison often shows Laguna Distributors are able to get you the best price due to more affordable truckload shipping rates. Our experienced technical and order department staff can quickly offer facts to maximize your savings, save your time, and inform your custom order decisions.
- Minimum Order
One ton (2000 lbs.) batches. Usually a moist clay formula
makes slightly more or less than 2000 lbs. You will be shipped
and billed for actual pounds made. Smaller special orders
for dry clay are available upon request.
We will pug your moist clay as close as possible to the
firmness you specify.
- Order Time
Custom and special order clays need to be properly integrated
into our production schedule. Please allow 14 to 21+ days
for production of your special order.
Moist clays are packaged in two twenty-five pound plastic
bags per 50 lb. box. Dry clays are packaged in 50 lb. paper
sacks. Any special packaging request must accompany order
and may be subject to an additional charge.
Special clays are test fired in our laboratory before shipping,
and the test fired tile is kept on file for future reference.
All clays should be tested in your kiln before using for
production, since firing conditions will vary.