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Industry Resources


Links to Dogwood Ceramic Supply's favorite ceramic or pottery equipment and supply manufacturers as well as Industry Resources and a few of our customers.

 

 

 

Ceramica Collet.  Founded 1874 and providing prepared clays to the pottery industry starting in 1979, a wide selection of the Sio-2 Clays by Ceramica Collet are provided by Dogwood Ceramic Supply.

 

 

 


Creative Paradise was founded at the end of 2000 when Janet and Ron Kimple retired and sold their Kimple Mold Company to Creative Paradise Inc.  Since that time, Creative Paradise (CPI for short) has expanded and diversified with the largest line of pottery molds for clay available anywhere.  The Kimple Mold division of Creative Paradise continues to produce hobby ceramic molds, with new, innovative designs continuously introduced.

 

 

 



Doc Holliday Molds Inc. is one of the most diverse ceramic mold manufacturers, with a selection highly detailed figurines ranging from carousel horses to dragons, angels, chess sets and of course animals.





Duncan Ceramics (the Ceramic division of Duncan Enterprises) is the largest manufacturer in the world for the hobby ceramic industry.  MSDS are available for downloading by consumers and schools at the Duncan product website.  Dogwood's extensive Color Catalog of Duncan Products includes glazes, underglazes, acrylics and brushes.

 

 

Kemper Tools

 

Kemper Tools.  Started in 1947, Kemper Tools the ceramic industries first mass produced tool manufacturer.  Today Kemper offers an extensive line of affordable, Made in America, ceramic and pottery tools as well as a higher end line of professional pottery tools.  Everybody uses Kemper tools.

 

 

 



Lehman Mfg. Company Inc produces casting tables and pumps for the ceramist.  Lehman is a diversified manufacturer, with products for the ceramic industry as well as many other applications.  Lehman Manufacturing company was purchased in February 2007 and the products continue without interruption.

 

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Nidec-Shimpo Ceramics has a long history of providing the finest pottery wheels and banding wheels available in the pottery industry starting in 1952 with the Shimpo company.  In 1974 Nidec purchased Shimpo and in 2017 formally integrated all divisions under one brand name.

 

 

 

 

North Star Equipment Inc. manufactures slab rollers, extruders, dies, bats and and other accessories for the potter.  See Dogwood Ceramic Supply's extensive North Star Catalog of Pottery Equipment for the complete selection of North Star slab rollers, extruders, ware carts and supporting products made right here in the good ole USA.


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Orton Ceramic Foundation is the a leading source for Ceramic Education and of course firing supplies.  The Orton Ceramic Foundation has a long history of education and research in the fired ceramic arts.  Orton's product selection includes the Orton Kiln Vent and critical firing supplies.

 

 

 

 

Paragon Kilns For Kilns, Kilns or Kilns, Paragon the only name you need to remember when you want a new kiln.  Dogwood Ceramic Supply's extensive Catalog of Paragon Kilns features all of the popular Paragon Kilns.

 

 

 



Riverview Molds is a diversified mold manufacturer with one piece (open pour) magnet molds for the potter and ceramist, as well as a variety of traditional ceramic mold designs.  Riverview Molds also produces Custom Molds for the ceramic industry from your original works of art.

 

 





Spectrum Ceramics is the high fire glaze specialist.  Spectrum Ceramics is a Canadian company located near Toronto Canada with a 30+ year history of providing low and high fire glazes and underglazes to the ceramic industry.  The Spectrum Glaze Catalog reflects the diversity of the product line actively stocked by Dogwood Ceramic Supply.  MSDS are available for all Spectrum glazes and underglazes for downloading by consumers and schools at the Spectrum website.

 

 

 

Speedball Pottery Equipment was named after the "Speedball" dip pens developed by C. Howard Hunt back in 1899.  The Speedball Company was formed in 1997 during Hunt Corporation's restructuring and is located in the old Hunt factory in North Carolina.  The Hunt brand name is well known to every former elementary school student who fondly remember the Boston-Hunt pencil sharpeners found in their classroom.  The Speedball name is as well known in the school-art and specialty writing instrument markets, and in during the most recent years, Speedball has been expanding their offerings to include Speedball pottery equipment to support the school art market.  In the summer of 2009 Speedball purchased the bulk of the Creative Industries pottery equipment line, including the Creative Industry Clay Boss Pottery Wheel.

 

 



Standard Ceramic Supply is the source for Clay, Clay and even more Clay.  Standard's Clays are renown the world over.  MSDS for Standard Clay's Moist Clay Bodies are available for downloading by consumers and schools.  In recent years Standard Ceramics has been expanding their product offerings to include casting slips.

 

 

Starlite Molds is the final resting place for seemingly all retired mold companies (or at least the smart ones).  Alberta, Doc Holliday, Dona's, Duncan, Made-in-Fire and Scioto plus the majority of the TL Designs have all retired to their final resting place at Starlite Molds.  The bad news is there are no new designs coming from any of these retired mold companies.  The good news is that we can still get the molds.  Half-way win for the hobby ceramics industry.




Dogwood's Brands


Dogwood Premium Ceramic Bisque is manufactured by Dogwood Ceramic Supply for our local customers


EPS Pottery Stools are manufactured in the United States exclusively for Dogwood Ceramic Supply.





Industry Resources

 

The Arts and Crafts Materials Institute (ACMI) was founded in 1940 to set standards for safety in the arts.  For the past 30 years the products of member manufacturers are tested by Duke University’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and must meet specific guidelines equal to or greater than US standards to obtain the AP or CL label.  All clays, glazes and acrylics sold by Dogwood Ceramic Supply must be certified AP or CL by the ACMI or similar testing agency.

 

 

      The AP (Approved Product) Seal identifies art materials that are safe and that are certified in a toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans, including children, or to cause acute or chronic health problems. Such products are certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D 4236, and the U. S. Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA).

     The CL (Cautionary Labeling) Seal identifies products that are certified to be properly labeled in a program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert for any known health risks and with information on the safe and proper use of these materials. This Seal appears on only a small percentage of adult art materials in ACMI’s certification program and on none of the children’s materials. These products are also certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D 4236, and the U. S. Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA). Products with this seal are not hazardous if used correctly. It is important to read the product label in full before opening a product that has the CL Seal. These products should never be given to children in grade 6 or lower or anyone with a physical or mental handicap who is unable to read and understand safety labeling on packages.

 

   Dogwood Note:   It is our opinion that mistakes in safety can happen to anyone and consistency in product safety provides a safer working environment.  In this respect, it is our opinion that customers who purchase any CL labeled glazes should as a matter of practice treat all products, including the AP products, as if all the products were labeled CL.  Doing so may reduce even the smallest chance of labeling/safety confusion.

    Similarly programs with a mix of age groups using the same facilities, such as K-12 programs from a single classroom, would be better served to purchase only AP products if there is a risk of younger children being accidently exposed to the CL products.

   And women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should always consult with their heath care provider regarding their particular heath issues and risks from short term and long term exposure of improper usage of products with the CL label.

 

 

The American Ceramic Society was founded in the late 1800's by Edward Orton el al. The American Ceramic Society is devoted to research in industrial and technical applications of ceramics.  One smaller division of The American Ceramic Society is called "Potters Council" which is dedicated to art and studio pottery.  The American Ceramic Society publishes a range of periodicals and books appropriate for the artist.



 





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