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Types of Clay

Ball Clays
Ball Clays

Ball clays are found in articles used daily by millions of people around the world - usually without them realising it! They are essential components of most types of pottery. They are easily mouldable and are white or near white when fired at a high temperature: ball clays are truly 'fine ceramic clays'.

Earthenware Clays
Earthenware Clays

Earthenware clays were some of the earliest clays used by potters, and it is the most common type of clay found. These clays are highly plastic (easily worked) and can be sticky. Earthenware clays contain iron and other mineral impurities which cause the clay to reach its optimum hardness at between 1745°F and 2012°F (950°C and 1100°C).

Far East Asia
Far East Asia

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Fire Clays
Fire Clays

Fire clay is a range of refractory clays used in the manufacture of ceramics, especially fire brick. The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines fire clay very generally as a "mineral aggregate composed of hydrous silicates of aluminium (Al2O3·2SiO2·2H2O) with or without free silica.".

Islamic Pottery
Islamic Pottery

Medieval Islamic pottery occupied a geographical position between Chinese ceramics, then the unchallenged leaders of Eurasian production, and the pottery of the Byzantine Empire and Europe.

Kaolin (Porcelain) Clays
Kaolin (Porcelain) Clays

Kaolin, also called china clay, soft white clay that is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of china and porcelain and is widely used in the making of paper, rubber, paint, and many other products.

Near East
Near East

The early inhabitants of Europe developed pottery in the Linear Pottery culture at about the same time as in the Near East, circa 5500–4500 BC.

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Porcelain
Porcelain

Porcelain /ˈpɔːrsəlɪn, ˈpɔːrslɪn/ is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F).

Slip - Potters Glue
Slip - Potters Glue

Slip may also be used for casting clay in plaster molds. Casting slip almost always has added ingredients to keep it in a uniformly consistent suspension until dried. Slip as Glue for Scoring and Slipping. Slip can be made from scraps from your clay body. Soak them in water until they have softened into a slurry and then stir and screen it through a mesh to remove any lumps. Apply it to scored surfaces you want to join together on your greenware. Sometimes this is called slip-slurry.

South Asia
South Asia

Southeast Asia, vast region of Asia situated east of the Indian subcontinent and south of China. It consists of two dissimilar portions: a continental projection (commonly called mainland Southeast Asia) and a string of archipelagoes to the south and east of the mainland (insular Southeast Asia).

Stoneware
Stoneware

Stoneware is a rather broad term for pottery or other ceramics fired at a relatively high temperature. A modern technical definition is a vitreous or semi-vitreous ceramic made primarily from stoneware clay or non-refractory fire clay.

Western Mediterranean
Western Mediterranean

Mediterranean Sea, with smaller areas in California, Chile, The Western Cape Province of South Africa, and West and South Australia (Figure 1). 2. Soil Forming Factors 2.1. Climate The main characteristic of the Mediterranean climate is the alternation of a moist cool winter and a hot dry summer exceeding generally 3 to 4 months.

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