Mayco Updates

Mayco Product & Company Updates

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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2022 Updates

Discontinuation of Mold Production By Mayco

We have been struggling with our mold production for quite some time due to labor difficulties. This situation has become even more challenging as our plaster mixer requires service almost daily. We can no longer get parts so our maintenance department struggles to find fixes. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue mold production. Please note that this decision was not made lightly but unfortunately, we are limited in the number of challenges we can overcome.

However, we do have good news. Mayco molds will live on!! A Ceramic Shop will be purchasing all of Mayco’s Molds to produce and sell from their Columbus, Ohio facility. A Ceramic Shop is well known in this market as a manufacturer for several other mold lines: Lakeland, Kentucky Pottery, IMD, and Tag, among others. They are also the producer of Doc Holliday Paints and are very familiar with this market.

Mayco will be at the Hamilton Mold Show in September but we will not be taking preorders or selling molds. We are accepting mold orders from distributors until August 1st. However, given our limited staff and undependability of equipment, we may have to transfer business to A Ceramic Shop earlier than planned. Mayco distributors will be able to continue to purchase Mayco molds from A Ceramic Shop. However, there are direct purchasing opportunities as well. If you wish to speak with Bill or Michael from A Ceramic Shop, you can email them at aceramicshop4003@aol.com or call at 614.337.9042.

This was one of the more challenging decisions we have had to make, given our commitment to surface design and the slip casting community. While molds were never our largest revenue stream, a significant amount of time and effort has been devoted to them over the 30+ years we have been designing and manufacturing. Our design team will continue to feature Mayco molds (and others!) in our project creation. Long live Mayco Molds!

Upcoming Fired Product Changes (Mayco & Duncan)

July 18, 2022

New glazes: Keep an eye out for some new glazes coming in September. They will be “EZ” peasy to work with. And, we are working on a strong low fire and stoneware color release in Spring 2023! Get your glaze brushes ready!

Stroke & Coat: The 2oz Stroke & Coats and Speckled Stroke & Coats will be returning to stock in phases. We expect all colors to be back in stock by December 31, 2022.

Foundations: The 4oz Foundations will be returning to stock in phases. We expect all colors to be back in stock by December 31, 2022.

Mayco & Duncan Clear Glazes: All 4 oz clear glazes jars are discontinued. CN2000 Clear Dipping (Duncan) is discontinued in all sizes as of September 1, 2022.

Duncan Concepts: Due to diminished sales and continued production capacity limitations, Concepts will be discontinued on September 1, 2022. View our conversion chart for a list of color matches in the Stroke & Coat line.

Duncan Envisions: Due to diminishing sales and continued production capacity limitations, Envisions will be discontinued in February 2023. Many of the colors in the Envision palette have direct matches in the Mayco Foundation line. Most of the remaining Envision colors in the Best of Duncan palette will be merged into either the Mayco Foundations or Elements product line. View our conversion chart for a list of color matches in the Foundations and Elements line.

Upcoming Duncan Non-Fired Product Changes

July 18, 2022

Duncan Sprays: The Gloss, Satin, and Matte Sprays are discontinued as of July 11, 2022. Our Spray manufacturer has discontinued its private label program.

Duncan Bisq-Stain Acrylics: OS431 White and OS476 Black in 16oz will be discontinued on September 1, 2022. The 2oz and 8oz sizes remain available.

Stamps & Mats Discontinued

July 1, 2022: This year we were given a significant increase (70%) from our Mat and Stamp supplier due to the increase in raw materials, particularly rubber and resin. Unfortunately, this increase would put the price well over what we believe the market would be willing to pay. In addition to the increase, the supplier has had trouble keeping us in stock on our existing designs, causing further shortages. After much consideration, we have decided to discontinue these product lines. Please contact your nearest Mayco distributors for any leftover stock.

Discontinued Earthenware Bisque

 The following earthenware bisque shapes are discontinued:
July 18, 2022
MB-001 Round, Star, Heart Box Set
MB-645 Medium Frog Wall Climber
MB-1368 Splash Bowl
MB-1390 Fairytale Jar – Acorn Cottage
MB-1449 Flamingo Mug
MB-1484 Tree Stump Fairy House
MB-1502 Teapot Fairy House
MB-1551 Quirky Bird
May 2, 2022
MB-117 Ruffle Ware Tea Pot 6/cs
MB-122 Venti Latte Cup 12/cs
MB-123 Pottery Mug 12/cs
MB-145 Loop Handled Mug  12/cs
MB-981 Standing Dragon  6/cs
MB-1093 Football Chips & Dip  6/cs
MB-1311 Owl Ornament  12/cs
MB-1350 Owl Bowl  6/cs
MB-1361 Small Koi  2/cs
MB-1366 Bottle Cap  4/cs
MB-1383 Tiki Cups (set of 2)  4/cs
MB-1409 Seahorse Mug 6/cs
MB-1485 Flower Fairy House 6/cs
MB-1519 Pig Container 6/cs
MB-1520 Cow Container 6/cs
MB-1523 Llama Dish 6/cs
MB-1552 Quirky Frog 4/cs
March 1, 2022
MB-122 Venti Latte Cup
MB-146 Tapered Mug
MB-980 Crouching Dragon
MB-1291 Gumball Machine Bank
MB-1531 Mermaid Plaque

Stoneware Dry from 5 to 10 lbs bags

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.

2022 Price Increase

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.

Discontinued Silkscreens

March 1, 2022: The following silkscreens are discontinued.

DSS-0137 Cutesy Animals

DSS-0148 Sea Life 3 – XL

DSS-0140 Southwestern

DSS-0153 Farmhouse

DSS-0117 Vintage/Retro

DSS-0146 Princess and Unicorns

DSS-0115 Dragons

DSS-0124 Music

DSS-0130 Graceful Script

DSS-0161 Woodland Critters

DSS-0156 Llama Drama

DSS-0123 Symbols

DSS-0147 Island

DSS-0157 Under the Sea

DSS-0154 Cute Dragons

DSS-0158 Buggin’ Out

BACK IN STOCK! SC-70 Pink-A-Dot, SC-95 Pinkie Swear, FN-48 Bright Pink

 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. 

Overglaze Jar & Label Change

 January 11, 2022:We recently updated the Overglazes to have a Mayco branded logo. See the picture on the right for the new label. As a reminder that in January 2021, we announced that 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 moved to a new size jar temporarily although the contents will remain at 2gr (see picture for size comparison). This will only affect the overglazes sold in 2gr units: OG801 Bright Gold, OG802 White Gold, and OG805 Premium Gold. The larger jar will appear to be short-filled but it contains the same amount as the previous bottle and as the label states.

UG-50 Jet Black (Cone 6)

 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: technical@maycocolors.com. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2021 Updates

SW-106 Alabaster, SW-118 Sea Salt, SW-153 Indigo Rain, and SW-155 Winter Wood Slight Color Change

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.

Discontinued Bisque

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

MB1301 Birds

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

Temporary Suspension of Certain Sizes of Products

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:

  • 2oz bottles of Stroke & Coat, Speckled Stroke & Coat, and Concepts
  • 4oz jars of Foundations and Envisions
  • 4oz jars of Clear Glaze Brushing (S2101, C300, NT-BR, IN1001, PB001, SN351)

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.

No Longer Manufacturing and Selling Slip

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.

Additional Questions?

For technical or product support, please reach out to Mayco’s technical team. All other inquiries, please contact Mayco customer service.

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