London clay

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Description

A yellow clay containing a high proportion of illite that is obtained in and around London. London clay is used for brick called London Stocks. It becomes vitreous at about 1000C (Fournier 1996).

Synonyms and Related Terms

London stocks

Additional Information

R. Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Brick"