May 2022 Product Specials & Newsletter

May 2022 Product Specials & Newsletter

Published by Gita on May 2nd 2022

Colorado hasn't really had any showers, but here comes May anyway… I wrote that, and it started to rain. We hope you've had a chance to get outside and enjoy nature while avoiding getting blown away by this treacherous wind. I've got some big plans for my garden, and I can't wait until Mother's Day to get my little seedlings in the ground.

I'm sure you have noticed that there have been rampant price increases in almost every aspect of life. The pottery community has not been an exception to this. Different variables such as scarcity of materials and shipping costs affect most clay, glaze, and equipment, with price updates being implemented more frequently. We've seen many distributors be forced to send out several price increases within a year when they've only done one in the past. One that note, Laguna will be implementing price increases beginning immediately. For many years they have been dedicated to bringing a complete portfolio of products at the absolute lowest prices they can, but historic freight costs and supply chain issues have forced their hand. Unfortunately, we can expect this to become the norm until things (hopefully) begin to level out across the global economy. We will do our best to keep all of our customers apprised of the situation as changes arise.

Another heads up, recently we've learned that Zircopax will no longer be available and will be replaced by Ultrox. The product application will be the same, although the name brand will be changing. This change will be happening immediately, so you'll see Ultrox on the shelf the next time you're in the market for zirconium silicate.

Clay of the Month
Kentucky Mudworks Brown Bear ^5/6
On special for $20 per bag, usually $26.50

We are so glad to have Kentucky Mudworks clay in our warehouse. They have an array of bodies that are a treat to work with, but Brown Bear is one that we cannot get enough of. This smooth, almost black clay uses black iron oxide rather than manganese dioxide to achieve its rich, dark tones, which is a healthier alternative and is a little friendlier with glazes. So come snag a bag (or four!) during May!

Glaze of the Month
Coyote's New ^6 Colors
Enjoy them for 20% off this month.

New glaze alert! I'm sure I don't just speak for myself when I say that I live for ceramic's new products. No matter how often I tell myself I won't buy a new glaze until I get through some of my stash at home, I never can help myself. These ten new colors from Coyote are no exception. Pretty soon, I'm going to have all of them! I think that orange and yellow glaze can be tricky and doesn't always give the desired outcome, but I cannot get enough of the parakeet yellow and papaya. These glazes look fabulous on darker clays as well as white clay. Whatever your flavor, you'll find something perfect for your palette.

Tool of the Month
Calipers and Throwing Gauge
They are all yours for 15% off in May!

Calipers are invaluable for making sets of dishes, teapots, lidded containers and anything else where you need to measure your thrown pots. We offer a wide array of calipers that vary in size and style from several distributors. In addition, we recently started carrying Golden Ratio calipers as well as a throwing gauge that measures the depth and width of a piece when making multiples. These are a great addition to any toolbox.

Electric Kiln Workshop:

The next two upcoming dates for our Electric Kiln Workshop are June 5 and July 24. Class is from 9 to 1 and is FREE to anyone who has purchased a kiln from us in the last 2 years OR $75 if you haven't purchased a kiln. (One kiln = one class seat.)


On Thursday, June 9, we will be closing early at 4 pm so we can attend Britt's wedding that evening. Thanks for your well wishes to Britt and her finance' Austin.

Happy potting, and we will see you soon.

Gita and the Stone Leaf Pottery Crew

All Clay of the Month purchases are limited to 100# of clay. The sale price is valid only in May 2022 and not combinable with other discounts.

It's not uncommon for us to run out of the clay (s) of the Month, so we always suggest you shop early in the Month to ensure the clay is in stock. Also, when purchasing Glaze or Tool(s), or Equipment of the Month, again, it's limited to products on hand. So if we don't have it when you shop, come shop with us again soon!! We replenish our shelves constantly – we'll hopefully have more soon! Got more questions about how this works? Please, please reach out to us!