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Post  Ev Mon 19 Oct - 14:52

http://www.aucklandtrains.co.nz/2009/10/18/new-kiwi-icon-new-lynn-rail-trench-pottery/

I would have liked to try some of this famous clay ..... alas I didn't know about this event until too late!
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Post  Ev Sun 6 Dec - 6:48

Woop woop ..... I was given a bag of this clay to experiment with.
I've seen the clay bisque fired and it fires a warm very light terracotta colour.
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Post  Ev Tue 15 Dec - 19:18

My thoughts are that this was the original clay that was used for the Army bowls and early ware.
It was described as a straw or putty colour and was used for the first railway cups as well as tableware.
I think this was available to potters to purchase for many years under the name Crum Clay?
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