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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 03:49 PM
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I would just ask to see the bag the Red Clay came from to make the pots. Typically Powdered Red clay comes in 40# bags for about $20 in the States. This is pure 100% clay.

Most hobby store clays have polymers in them so they can be bake in a home oven or air dried. Those are much more expensive.

If he does have a 40# bag you can see to read the label, offer him $5 bucks for a 2 pounds of the powdered clay. You'll be way happier working with powdered clay than smashing up clay pots.

BTW - For what it would cost to analyzed a sample you could UPS a 40# bag to your home.

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