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Ceramic Bisque

    Dogwood Ceramic Supply offers an extensive selection of pottery and ceramic bisque for hobbyist, schools, ceramic studios and professionals:

Dal-Tile Logo       Dal-tile's unglazed ceramic bisque tiles are popular with schools, recreation programs, finished ware producers and hobbyists.  Dogwood Ceramic Supply stocks pallet quantities of unglazed ceramic bisque tiles for local purchase as well as shipping to customers.  Case quantities are available for UPS shipment.  Large quantities are shipped via Motor Freight.  Individual quantities of unglazed ceramic bisque tiles are available for local purchase.   Dogwood Ceramic Supply offers firing services of the unglazed ceramic bisque tiles to local schools to support their art programs.

AQ Bisque Logo        American Quality Ceramic Bisque is bulk manufactured in the United States exclusively for Dogwood Ceramic Supply.  Because of the high volume which American Quality Bisque is produced, the prices are competitive with imported bisque sources and Dogwood Ceramic Supply can readily acquire additional products without having to wait for the container to float over the ocean.  American Quality Bisque product line consists of classic and popular earthenware bisque shapes with a touch of Coastal Mississippi themes to support the classroom, recreation programs as well as production and paint-ceramics studios.

    Case quantities of American Quality Ceramic Bisque are available for shipping via UPS or Motor Freight.  Individual quantities are available for local purchase.

Duncan 04 Bisque Logo       Duncan 04 Bisque is bulk manufactured from imported sources exclusively for Duncan.

    Case quantities can be shipped via UPS or Motor Freight.  Limited selection of individual quantities are available for local purchase.

Dogwood Premium Bisque Logo        Dogwood Ceramic Supply manufacturers a wide selection of ceramic bisque items for the enjoyment of our local hobby customers using highly detailed ceramic molds and the best casting slip that is never reclaimed so as to maintain the highest possible quality standards.  High quality bisque deserves a special name and we called these items "Dogwood Premium Ceramic Bisque" because the items are manufactured to our exacting standards by Dogwood Ceramic Supply's professional staff.

    Only items specifically listed at Dogwood Premium Ceramic Bisque are available for UPS shipment to hobby customers.  Local hobby customers can purchase a wide variety of Dogwood Premium Bisque by visiting the Dogwood Ceramic Supply Showroom during standard business hours.

Ceramic Greenware Logo

    For information regarding Dogwood Ceramic Supply's ceramic greenware offerings, please refer to our dedicated ceramic greenware page.

Ceramic Bisque FAQ

   Ceramic Bisque generally refers to clay being fired the first time to a high temperature at or near the maturity point of the clay.  For hobby ceramics, the earthenware slip or moist clay will be fired to Cone 04.  Cone 04 is approximately 1920˚F (depending upon the rate of climb during the last 1 to 2 hours of firing).  Firing hotter than Cone 04 (such as Cone 03 or Cone 02) does not increase the strength of the clay and can cause serious technical issues with the decorative glazes or underglazes that may be subsequently applied to the wares.

    Please note, Ceramic Bisque firing temperatures vary according to the type of clay and usage.  The Old English term for Ceramic Bisque is Biscuit as in Ceramic Biscuit.

    Sources of Ceramic Bisque:

    Ceramic Bisque can be found in the typical Mom & Pop Ceramic Studio across the USA.  The variety of bisque from the Mom and Pop sources tend to be the greatest.  Dogwood Ceramic Supply's Premium Ceramic Bisque is a good example of the classic Ceramic Studio bisque... a huge variety ALWAYS on display for immediate purchase and of course the fewest number of castings on the molds to preserve product quality.

    Import sources are of Ceramic Bisque are quite common.  Yes, Everybody's Favorite 4th World Country is the primary source of the imported bisque.  Other major sources include Italy, Spain and Thailand.  The variety tends to be limited, actually pretty darn limited compared to the selection cast in-house by the typical ceramic studio. And the quality of the imported bisque can hit or miss at best, especially as vendors chase price versus quality.   But, quite surprisingly, Everybody's Favorite 4th World Country's Ceramic Bisque is generally better quality than the European sources.  In spite of the disadvantages and limited selection, the ceramic bisque from imported sources will always remain popular because of the low prices.  Specifically because of the low prices (and even lower profit margins), Dogwood Ceramic Supply's inventory depth of imported bisque will always remain rather limited as we are unwilling to play the game of following the leader to poverty.

    Domestically there are a very limited number of production studios producing bulk qualities of Ceramic Bisque.  American Quality Ceramic Bisque is from one such source.  AQ Ceramic Bisque is manufactured by a manufacturer with a proven track record of producing 1,000's or even 10,000's of identical pieces in less than 1 month.  The prices will never beat the imports, but the quality is always better than the imports and of course the variety is potentially unlimited.


The Major Products

    The Products carried by Dogwood Ceramic Supply can be quickly accessed through the major product links shown below:

Catalog of Duncan Glazes and Underglazes   Spectrum Glaze and Underglaze Catalog   Catalog of Shimpo of Pottery Wheels
Catalog of North Star Slab Rollers and Equipment Catalog of Paragon Kilns for Glass and Pottery
Speedball Pottery Wheel Catalog
pottery equipment
(AQ) American Quality Ceramic Bisque Standard Ceramic Supply Catalog
Ceramic Molds for Casting EPS Pottery Wheel Stools
Lehman Pouring Equipment for Slip Casting Moist Standard Clay
Standard Clay
Kemper Tools
Creative Paradise Pottery Molds for Clay Ceramic Bisque
Daltile unglazed ceramic tile Orton Ceramic Firing Products



website last updated: November 2015

Dogwood Ceramic Supply

12590 Dedeaux Road
Gulfport Mississippi, 39503
Telephone (228) 831-4848        Fax (228) 831-3111

Showroom Business Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10AM to 5PM
Thursday 1PM to 6PM