porcelain clay


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porcelain clay

[′pȯrs·lən ‚klā]
(materials)
A clay suitable for use in the manufacture of porcelain, specifically kaolin. Also known as porcelain earth.
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Conversely, porcelain clay body formulas can become softer in their plastic bags.
Through altering the amount of water mixed with porcelain clay powder, Eberle controls the structural capabilities of his material: "The clay arrives in powder form.
The porcelain clay that I touched for the first time in my life bore no resemblance to those I had experimented with till then, not to mention the fact that having worked with porcelain clay for only three years, my experience and knowledge were limited.
The melting soluble material will then trap carbon resulting in spotted random grey or black glaze surfaces notably on a white porcelain clay body.
All of the raw materials were chosen from the mountain soil with added porcelain clay, to be burnt at a low temperature until they got the properties of both hardness and water absorption.
Patiently coiling thin, long strands of porcelain clay, Thomas piles coils upon coils, constructing large, basket-like vessels, deep bowls and tall columns whose ridges retain her fingerprints as a narrative of the process.
In an attempt to duplicate the white almost translucent porcelain clay body, the earthenware clay body of Maiolica ware was covered by a white slip and then decorated with colouring oxides.
In describing this item in detail, I do not want to sideline the three larger and more dominating objects: the animal-headed figures, low-fired in white porcelain clay, minimally decorated with painted and dribbled slip and glaze.
Flameware clay body and glaze formulation will require that the reader either has or obtains (through study and experimentation preferably) a good understanding of the materials that make up a typical stoneware and porcelain clay body and glaze and has had experience in the preparation of clay bodies and glazes.
Some draw the viewer in with their brightly covered surfaces while others display the bright white porcelain clay body that Lighton favours.
He states that using porcelain clay with fine granular Chamot gives more durable results than using mere porcelain clay.