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Clay Planet started in the 1970's as a business called Marshall Craft, by a kiln designer and inventor, Marshall Wicke.
MARSHALL CRAFT KILNS ARE STILL IN USE TODAY.
 
In the 1980's the business was purchased by Bob Millavec, the name changed to Claymaker, and moved to N. 13th Street in San Jose CA. It was there the business expanded and the mass production of ceramic clay was begun.
 
On January 2003 Claymaker became Clay Planet, with new ownership and management.
The business was expanded and moved to a larger facility at 1775 Russell Avenue in Santa Clara, CA.
 
Since taking ownership and moving to our new location, we have:
  • Greatly expanded what the retail store offers in products.
  • Added a second delivery truck with liftgate for residential kiln delivery throughout the bay area.
  • Purchased and partnered with Phoenix Ceramic Supply in Santa Cruz CA.
  • Added a new print catalog for customers to view our products offline in clasrooms and studios.
  • Created several new exciting clay bodies, expanding our line of clays by 8 new clays in our first 5 years.
  • Purchased and partnered with (Sherry's) Western Ceramic Supply in San Carlos, CA. We are now the sole manufacturer of Western Ceramic Glazes, with distributors throughout California and beyond.
  • Designed new glaze colors in high fire, and added 6 new raku glazes.
  • Added on-site & in house repair services of electric & gas kilns, and pottery wheels.
  • We offer firing services where you can drop off greenware or bisque and get your pieces fired to low, mid, or high fire in our kilns!
  • Created this online shopping catalog for you to enjoy.
 
We look forward to a great future with you as our customer!
 
RETAIL HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday-Friday 9 to 5
Saturdays 10 to 3
Closed Sundays
 
800-443-CLAY(2529) Toll Free
408-295-3352 Local
408-295-8717 Fax
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