In the Studio: 29 March

My wife went shopping a few weeks ago with a friend over in Fayetteville, about 30 minutes from our home in Siloam Springs. While there they visited a local potter, Kathy Thompson, who informed them of a local clay supply store. For all of my searching I’m a bit befuddled how I didn’t find this place before now, but I hadn’t. So my wife and I stopped in earlier this afternoon.

Flat Rock Clay Supplies has a nice inventory. Better than that, they have a good selection of wet clays and stock raw materials for making glaze. I bought a variety of Duncan glazes and 100 pounds of Steve’s White, a low-fire white clay I hadn’t heard of before today. It’s a very nice looking clay body I’m eager to start working with.


I didn’t purchase any raw materials for glazes on this trip. I didn’t have a list and wasn’t really prepared for that yet, so I came home and spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning and organizing the garage/studio. The scale in the photo was a Christmas gift and the titanium and iron I’ve had for about five years.

Needless to say I’m thrilled to have a supplier so close.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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