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Lizella Clay


Alternate Names: Lizzella, Lizzela

Oxide Weight435.82
Formula Weight486.95
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A red burning clay from Lizella, Georgia (raw color is light green). It is available from Davens or Kickwheel Pottery Supply.

This material is sometimes cited as a substitute for Redart in bodies, but such is not the case. Compared to Redart, it has a higher drying shrinkage (6.5% vs. 5.5%), it is more plastic (thus more prone to cracking during drying) and the iron content is lower (5% vs. 7%). As far as fired maturity, these materials are not even close. At cone 4, for example, Lizella has around 11% porosity vs. almost zero for Redart, and 4% fired shrinkage vs. 8% for Redart. Lizella stays stable all the way to cone 10 oxidation (where it has about 3% porosity and 6% fired shrinage and fires deep red).

Redart (left) vs. Lizella clay. Definitely not substitutes for each other.

Redart (left) vs. Lizella clay. Definitely not substitutes for each other.

These bars have been fired at cones 4, 2, 02, 04 (top to bottom) using the SHAB testing procedure. We can measure fired shrinkage and porosity in each to get an indication of their fired maturity. The Redart (left) is much more vitreous and reaches almost zero porosity by cone 4 whereas the Lizella still has 11% porosity at cone 4. Lizella also has a much higher drying shrinkage because it is way more plastic. Two red clays could not be much more different than these yet sometimes they are substituted for each other in recipes!

Lizella clay powder

Lizella clay powder

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By Tony Hansen

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