We are a full service clay manufacturer and distributor serving colleges, universities, public schools, professional artists and hobbyists.
We manufacture nineteen moist pugged clays for all temperature ranges. Our two pug mills produce over 350 tons of clay a year; another way to look at it is our mills extrude about 77 miles of clay a year!
Our retail store carries an extensive assortment of clays, glazes, ceramic materials, books, tools, and equipment. We endeavor to provide only the highest quality products and are constantly seeking new and innovative products to provide our customers.
We are an authorized dealer for AMACO (including Brent wheels), Creative Industries, Duncan, Giffin Grip, and Kemper Tools; Mason stains, Ohaus, Orton, Opulence, Peter Pugger, Plainsman Clays, North Star, Skutt, and Thomas Stuart.
A Social Enterprise Business
The Clay Business exists as part of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. The primary mission of the foundation is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics. The Clay Business mandate is two fold. Our primary goal is to generate revenue for the foundation. All profits from the Clay Business go towards the operation of the foundation. In addition we provide technical and material support to the education and international residency programs at the Bray.