High-fire clays, such as stoneware and porcelain, are revered for their exceptional durability, functionality, and versatility. The ability to achieve a wide array of attractive glaze finishes, combined with the strength and non-porous nature of the fired clay, makes high-fire ceramics highly desirable for both functional and artistic pottery. However, working with high-fire clays requires skill and attention to detail, making them a favorite choice for experienced ceramicists and studio potters.
Firing Temperature: High-fire clays require firing at significantly higher temperatures compared to low-fire and mid-fire clays. The firing temperatures for stoneware and porcelain clays typically range from around 2,200 to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit