Mel’s Earthenware




Product Description

Mel’s Earthenware


  • Medium-tooth cone 06-04 red earthenware
  • Hand-building and throwing clay
  • 7% sand
  • At cone 04 (oxidation): 7% shrinkage, 8% absorption
  • Vacuum pugged wet clay

Mel’s Earthenware is a slightly sandy cone 06-04 red earthenware that is particularly great for hand-building and throwing. When fired in oxidation to cone 3 it has a shrinkage of 13% and absorption of <2%.

It is workable, plastic and forgiving making it ideal for students and schools. 

Consider Mel’s if you like L-215.

All ABF clay bodies are manufactured at the Clay Business. We pug and de-air our clays to offer our customers the highest quality clay that is ready immediately upon opening. Each box contains 50 lbs. of prepared clay which, for easier handling, is split into two cubes.

Click for low-fire clay bodies.


Bulk Pricing is offered, with discounts at 10 boxes, 20 boxes, and 40 boxes.


Orders of more than 10 boxes will be shipped freight. Freight costs are highly variable, and the estimated $500 rate will be adjusted to reflect actual cost after shipping.



   1-9 box(es)    $35.25
   10-19 boxes    $32.00
   20-39 boxes    $29.50
   40+ boxes    $27.35


We try not to ship wet clay when we have freezing temperatures, but we cannot account for weather elsewhere on its journey. If you purchase wet clay in the winter months, you assume the risk of it freezing in shipment.