About Us

Ceramic Artist Studio, Inc., (CASI) is a true artists’ studio, focused on offering the best instruction and equipment to allow each artist to grow to their highest potential. Located in Santa Clarita, California, in hip Old Town Newhall, Arts and Entertainment District.

Director – Rima Raulinaitis  email – Rima@casiceramics.com

Business Administrator – Sara Carlson – Sara@casiceramics.com

Ceramic Studio Technician and Kiln Master – Jim Heuston  email – Jim@casiceramics.com

Instructors – Jim Heuston, Charles Singer, Katherine Ridder and Sara Carlson.

Intern – Hailey Smithers

 

About the clays we offer and a ceramics glossary:

Our Clay:

Bee Mix + Sand
Fired Shrinkage is 12% and Water Absorption is 1.2% when fired to cone 10. Same as Bee Mix but with 90 mesh sand.

Bee Mix
Fired Shrinkage is 13% and Water Absorption is 1.1% when fired to cone 10. Off white, very smooth and easy to throw. Great glaze fit. Our version of the popular clay requested by many customers.

Black Mountain
Fired Shrinkage is 12% and Water Absorption is 1% when fired to cone 10. A deep brown/black clay, medium in texture. Great for the wheel.

Coleman Porcelain
Fired Shrinkage is 13.5% and Water Absorption is 0% when fired to cone 10. A true Grolleg body developed by Tom Coleman. Excellent fit with most glazes, very translucent when thin, great for large pieces. Probably the best domestically produced porcelain you will ever find.

Nara Porcelain
Fired Shrinkage is 14% and Water Absorption is 1% when fired to cone 10. Superior porcelain body. Has many of the attributes of an English grolleg body while avoiding the expense of imported clays.

Aardvark Porcelain
Fired Shrinkage is 11% and Water Absorption is 1% when fired to cone 10. Our old original – smooth, grey/white and still our best seller.

Rod’s Bod
Fired Shrinkage is 13% and Water Absorption is .5% when fired to cone 10. A light to medium tan clay with distinctive speckling.

Soldate 60
Fired Shrinkage is 12% and Water Absorption is .5% when fired to cone 10. Joe Soldate’s old standby. A truly all-around body with a medium toasty color. Excellent throwing and handbuilding body.

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