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In today's ceramic world, there is a large percentage of potters/ceramists dipping their toes into the "create your own category" and Big Ceramic Store is here to help. With our wide array of raw chemicals and materials, How-To tips page, and our blog, we have what you need. Plus, our experts and technical team are just a phone call (888-513-5303) or email away.
Do you mix your own clay or glazes? Do you use additives to change the composition of your glaze, or maybe you use oxides and stains for colorants? Whatever your needs are, we have them here at Big Ceramic Store. Not only do we have a large selection of dry clay, glaze chemicals, additives and colorants, we also have the tools and supplies needed for mixing them.
Although we support and encourage creativity, we also strive to keep you healthy. Some of the materials on this page have serious health risks, so be sure to exercise caution when using them. Only use these chemicals and materials for creating pottery glazes and clay bodies, wear a NIOSH certified respirator and rubber gloves when mixing and handling them, and always keep them out of reach of children!
Any and all use, outside the scope of their intended use as mentioned above, are strictly discouraged, and we will not be responsible for any variation or contamination of the product.
Exposure to some of these materials and chemicals can be hazardous. Always wear rubber gloves, safety goggles, and a NIOSH approved respirator when handling or mixing. The hazards found in the items of this section can be from inhalation, absorption and/or ingestion. Long term exposure to silica dust is especially hazardous. Silica dust is primarily found in clay dust, talc, flint and feldspar. Wearing protective equipment and keeping your work area dust free are extremely important.
Inhalation, absorption and/or ingestion of metal oxides including, but not limited to, cobalt, lead, cadmium, chrome, nickel, lithium, manganese, vanadium, selenium, barium and potassium, can cause serious health risks.
Use safe handling procedures at all times, even when sweeping your work space. More information can be found at OSHA Chemical Database