plastic clay


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plastic clay

[′plas·tik ′klā]
(materials)
Fireclay which forms a moldable mass when mixed with water.
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These periods of time spent away from the daily routines of home and work, have been crucial; providing the opportunity for Wendy Lawrence to focus on the development of her original and distinctive ceramic work, transforming plastic clay into forms that capture and transmit the qualities and elemental power of natures geological forces.
A nearly 40 cm thick K-bentonite composed of plastic clay and hard feldspathitic layers crops out at, and slightly above the sea level, about 100 m NW from the SE end of the cliff (59[degrees]13'27.
But there is even more water than the physical water between clay particles that you feel in your plastic clay.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Plastic Clay Grade A~ Of 4370 Mt To Sru-Ifico
A form based on the temple gateways of South India, Passage, fashioned from 17 tons of plastic clay, rises to 21 feet.
In designing their pots, my students used sticks, pencils, and plastic clay tools to decorate, while knowing their Native American counterparts had used gourd scrapers and yucca leaves to decorate theirs.
7) My ceramics enquiry into the landscape of my past that has become the landscape of my present has been a visceral engagement that explores these different ideas of identity through the formless, semi liquid medium of plastic clay, a material that subsequently becomes solid but fragile.
The mould, having been set in position and thoroughly lubricated, a well prepared soft plastic clay is fed into it and pressed until a compact mass has taken the shape of the mould.
My earlier work was made from a fairly plastic clay body that I mixed from English grolleg, kaolin, potash felspar, silica and two percent bentonite.
Plastic clay mixing can cause several defects, one of which is marbling, which produces darker or lighter discolouration in the moist or fired clay body.
A quart of water added or subtracted from a 1,000 pound batch of clay can make a significant difference in the handling qualities of the plastic clay.