Consistency and reliability are important to us. Whether you’re a teacher putting together a lesson plan, studio planning the next big holiday season events, or a production potter getting ready for a craft show, we understand the importance of knowing when changes are happening and want to keep you in the loop as much as possible regarding product changes or company updates. See below a list of updates from Mayco. If you have any additional questions or concerns, reach out to our technical or customer services teams listed at the bottom of this page.
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March 1, 2022: Since their introduction, Duncan has always called their Concepts brand an underglaze, which technically it is not due to being frit-based as opposed to clay-based. To our knowledge, Duncan promoted this brand – at least initially- with instructions to apply a clear glaze. However, with the acquisition of Duncan and distribution through Mayco distributors, new consumers are being introduced to this product, thinking it is an underglaze. This causes confusion and sometimes poor or unexpected results, such as having a gloss finish and adhering to kiln shelves. To clarify and educate new consumers, we recently updated the Concept label and our website, removing any reference to the term “underglaze” and begin positioning it as a glaze. The label change will be rolling. Concepts are similar to Mayco’s Stroke & Coat glazes, which do not require a clear, unless 3 flowing coats were not applied.
March 1, 2022: Stoneware drys are now available as 10 lbs per pack. We believe the 10 lbs. quantities are friendlier to the consumer and recommended when dipping. The 10lbs will remain in the current bag materials for environmental and storage purposes. Any orders moving forward will be in a 10lb unit with the updated pricing as of March 1.
March 1, 2022: Effective March 1, 2022, Mayco will be implementing a modest price adjustment on color, bisque, and decorating accessories The increase is directly attributable to the increase of raw materials, packaging, transportation, and operating costs. Click here to view our product price list.
March 1, 2022: The following earthenware bisque and creative tools are discontinued.
MB-122 Venti Latte Cup
MB-146 Tapered Mug
MB-980 Crouching Dragon
MB-1291 Gumball Machine Bank
MB-1531 Mermaid Plaque
ST-106 Summer Days
ST-392 Tickle, Tickle Stamp
ST-128 Zebra Stamp
ST-370 Asian Influence Stamp
ST-129 Mini Fern Stamp
ST-122 Chinese Symbols Stamp
ST-117 Tribal Stamp
ST-379 Totem Blanket Stamp
DSS-0137 Cutesy Animals
DSS-0148 Sea Life 3 – XL
DSS-0146 Princess and Unicorns
DSS-0130 Graceful Script
DSS-0161 Woodland Critters
DSS-0156 Llama Drama
DSS-0157 Under the Sea
DSS-0154 Cute Dragons
DSS-0158 Buggin’ Out
January 11, 2022: SC-70 Pink-A-Dot and SC-95 Pinkie Swear are now in stock (8oz and Pints only) and FN-48 Bright Pink is in stock (Pints only). SP-270 Speckled Pink-A-Dot is next in line and is expected to be available to order by the end of January. Contact your nearest Mayco distributor to order.
January 11, 2022: Our overglaze manufacturer is unable to obtain our normal 2gr jar due to the demand generated by the COVID Vaccinations. We are uncertain of when our normal jar will be available. We are moving to a new size jar temporarily (see picture below for size comparison) although the contents will remain at 2gr. This will only affect the overglazes sold in 2gr units: OG801 Bright Gold, OG802 White Gold, and OG805 Premium Gold. Please note, that the larger jar will appear to be short filled but it contains the same amount as the previous bottle and as the label states.
January 11, 2022: An incorrect pigment was used in the manufacture of Fundamental Jet Black UG050. The low fire (cone 06) results are correct and meet specifications. However, users will get undesirable results (turns brown) if used at mid-range (cone 6) with a zinc-bearing glaze. Please check your stock for lot codes #2142117 and #2144010. Again, this product is fine for use at low fire or if the mid-range customer uses a zinc-free clear. However, if you wish us to replace it, we will be happy to. Contact our technical team at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.
December 14, 2021: Xiem Tools Studio X-Bevel Clay Cutter (X10108) is unavailable for the foreseeable future.
November 5, 2021: Due to the discontinuation of the AmTalc 98, we have had to reformulate SW-106 Alabaster, SW-118 Sea Salt, SW153 Indigo Rain, and SW-155 Winter Wood. Users will notice a shift in the wet glazes (from grey to buff). but the fired result will essentially be the same, depending on firing temperature, atmospheric conditions of the kiln, application, and underlying clay body.
UPDATE: February 2, 2022: Despite our best efforts, the discontinuation of AmTalc 98 has slightly changed the fired result. Users will notice a slight shift in the fired color result. Please note that the fired result is dependent on firing temperature, atmospheric conditions of the kiln, application, and underlying clay body. The crystal loading has not changed. See below for the wet glaze color comparison of SW-106 Alabaster and the comparison of fired results on chips.
September 28, 2021: The following bisque is discontinued.
MB132 Oval Platter
MB135 Asian Flair Mug
MB835 Maisy Cat Bank
MB837 Dizzy Dog Bank
MB840 Mermaid Box
MB842 Precious Pony
MB869 Cupcake Box
MB870 Hand Dipped Ice Cream Cone Box
MB877 Playful Puppies Asst of 3
MB878 Curious Kittens Asst of 3
MB927 Guitar Pencil Holder
MB1026 4″ Vases (4 Designs)
MB1041 Lighted Pumpkin with Light Kit
MB1064 Tray MB1183 Butterfly Cup
MB1226 Wrapped Candy Dish
MB1252 Skull Cup
MB1277 Rocket Bank
MB1285 Big Hoot Box
MB1313 Gingerbread Girl Ornament
MB1318 Ice Cream Cone Cookie Jar
MB1333 Puss In Suit Bank
MB1373 Dancing Sugar Jar
MB1379 Starfish Dish
MB1380 Shell Dish
MB1381 Sea Horse Dish
MB1388 Dancing Creamer
MB1407 Whale Mug
MB1450 Brontosaurus Mug
MB1481 Tree Frog Mug
MB1510 Octopus Dish
January 11, 2022 Update: We know that this suspension has impacted some of you more than others. We are working on a plan to re-introduce a limited palette of the top-selling colors sometime towards the end of the first quarter. We will let you know as soon as we have the manufacturing availability and list of products. Again, we apologize for this disruption but hope you understand that this suspension has allowed us to keep more products in stock as we are unable to recruit enough employees to staff all of our bottling lines.
September 20, 2021: We are temporarily suspending production of certain sizes in the following product families:
We believe it is better to be stocked in all colors of some sizes rather than some colors in all sizes. We currently have an inventory of these sizes, especially the holiday colors, and will continue to sell them until we run out.
September 20, 2021: We are temporarily reducing the number of molds available to order. Focusing on the bestselling, newer, and seasonal molds will allow us to turn molds orders faster by operating more efficiently. Click here to view the list of available/unavailable molds. We will reevaluate the manufacturing suspension of the glaze sizes and molds in the first quarter of 2022. Our hope is that things will be back to normal by then and we can resume production for all SKUs.
September 20, 2021: We have made the decision to cease production and sales of our earthenware and stoneware slip indefinitely. Slip is labor-intensive to produce, requires a great deal of valuable manufacturing and storage space, and is more a regional product due to expensive freight costs. We will refer business to other suppliers such as Columbus Clay, Laguna, and Standard, in addition to local suppliers.
For technical or product support, please reach out to Mayco’s technical team. All other inquiries, please contact Mayco customer service.