November 2017 Newsletter

Happy November,

Fall is flying by, isn’t it? This month we have Daylight Savings, tons of holiday sales, and Thanksgiving to look forward to.

The week of Thanksgiving, Stone Leaf will be open shortened hours so that our staff may enjoy time with their friends and family, and make time to bake!

Thanksgiving Hours will be:

Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am to 2 pm

Closed: Thursday & Friday

Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

 

Saturday is Small Business Saturday, and we’ll be having a variety of ONE DAY ONLY sales to celebrate. An email with these specials will be emailed out sometime on Thursday or Friday. Be ready, Potters – there is going to be some good stuff on sale. (Wheels!!)

For November, we’re bringing you some staff favorites… we hope you love them as much as we do!!

 

Clay of the Month:

Los Altos! Laguna’s Cone 10 Los Altos Clay is by far and away one of our all time favorite bodies in Laguna’s line up. This golden tan clay is great for everything we’ve ever done with it – throwing to handbuilding. It works great at Cone 5 (check for watertightness as needed) and is beautiful at Cone 10. Best of all – this clay is an amazing throwing body. The magic of this clay makes you throw like a rock star – it amplifies your skills & you can produce some exceptional pieces with this clay.

 

Try Los Altos for only $8.25 per 25# bag this month
Regularly priced at $10.75 per bag – limit 100# of clay per person

 

Glaze of the Month: Amaco HF9

It’s no secret that when it comes to clear glaze, the glaze we “push” the most is Amaco’s Cone 5 Zinc Free Clear. In fact, we push it so much, we buy 1 zillion pints at a time. Okay, it’s not a zillion, but it sure seems like it. Limit 6 pints of glaze per person.

This clear glaze is creamy and ready to apply straight from the jar, it glides onto our pots easily. The benefit of using a zinc free clear means underglazes will stay true to color – instead of greens flipping to weird shades of brown. We highly, highly recommend this glaze.

 

Buy a Pint of Amaco’s Cone 5 HF 9 for $9.95 this month
Not-on-sale-price $12.40 per pint

 

Tool of the Month: Mayco Stamps & Stencils

Mayco offers a variety of additional products to use with their glazes and underglazes – whats more fun than creating patterns and textures on our pieces?

Mayco Stamps: are 6.75 by 2” and are perfect for impressing into clay or daubing with under/glaze to create fun designs – they have about 60 different stamps – you’ll be sure to find something that’s great for you.

Mayco Stencils – are 6×6” with patterns cut out of thin plastic than can be applied to tiles or any clay surface and then color applied. Both stamps and stencils are made of flexible materials, allowing them to be used on curved surfaces. These stencils offer thicker lines/patterns than the stamps, and can be layered upon one another for a unique look. Limit 6 total stamps/stencils.

 

Enjoy Stamps & Stencils 20% off this month!
Sale Price on Stamps $4 and/or Sale Price on Stencils $4
Otherwise $5 each.

 

Happy Fall Y’all!! We look forward to seeing you at Stone Leaf very soon. In October, we sold out of our Clay of the Month by the 6th… so hurry up and get here quickly to enjoy all our special offers. Our sale items are available through the end of the month or until we run out of inventory… so we do suggest you hurry over for best selection. We don’t offer any holds or additional discounts on our sale items & we want you to enjoy the deals!

Stone Leaf has been open in Arvada about 19 years now – here serving the pottery community; from hobbyists to professionals, teaching facilities and everyone in between, we’ve got the ceramic clay, glaze, and equipment you need!

New Stoneware Glaze from Mayco!

Hurray! Praise the glaze chemists at Mayco – they’ve just added fun and awesome and “I can’t wait to use them” new glazes to their Stoneware line!!

The Mayco Stoneware line has been on Stone Leaf’s shelves for a few years now, and we’d strongly recommend you give them a try. Check out the full line by clicking through here.

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Favorite Things: Blue Rutile

I can’t help it, I love glaze and I’ll admit… I have more than I should. I love pulling off the manufacturer’s seal, mixing it up, the smell, and the first dip of my brush into a new, clean jar. I eagerly await new emails from manufacturers for more, more, more new glazes they are manufacturing!

I *might* have a glaze problem. Might. BUT I’m not agreeing to anything…

 

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Favorite Things: Laguna’s WC 422, Whitestone

When choosing a clay body to purchase from Stone Leaf, if you ask us for help, we are *always* going to suggest to you that you give Laguna’s WC 422, Whitestone, a try. (If you are shopping for a Cone 5/6 clay.) This creamy white clay body is about 60% stoneware and about 40% porcelain, and is for us, the most perfect clay.

 

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What’s in a Celadon, anyway?

amaco celadon glaze

Over the last few years, as the glazes for Cone 5 and Cone 6 has expanded so much Amaco, Coyote, and Spectrum have introduced mid fire Celadon glaze lines. It made me start to wonder, “what exactly does it mean to be a celadon, anyway?”

 

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New Mexico Clay: Bringing the Sparkle

New Mexico Clay has some great clay options with additions of fiber, nylon, and mica for sparkly-ness and structure for attachments . Stone Leaf is happy to announce that we have them in our warehouse now.

 

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Product Specials: May 2015

I think we’ve had winter, spring, and fall the last week or so in here in Denver… a sure sign it’s truly spring time in the Rockies!

As the weather changes, we look forward to Mother’s Day and Springtime Pottery Sales. We’ve got a few listed on our website and if you have others with a studio you’re associated with, let us know. We’d love to come by and see what you’re making, and publish the information on our site in hopes of having more sales at your sale.

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Facebook’s Potters Choice Exchange

Do you Facebook? I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. It can be a rabbit hole of helpful and useless information. Pictures, status updates, news clips, funny animal vidoes…. and POTTERY. I love having casual relationships with potters all over the globe, and one of my favorite groups on Facebook is Amaco’s Potters Choice Exchange. Continue reading