So, no new foundry clay yet. I had to go to plan B.
I bought clay from a supplier in CO. Here is the cost breakdown.
The CO. clay is $1.50./lb more than foundry clay including shipping if I buy 30# or more. But it is $2.50/lb. less than if I buy retail. I will use more than 130lbs. of clay per sculpture times 3 sculptures.
Fingers crossed I can buy my foundry clay soon, until then 30# at a time from CO. Thing is I have never used clay from this supplier before.
Exploring new possibilities is what artists do. Otherwise life would be boring.
My first shipment arrives tomorrow.