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Color effects of Zinc silicate crystalline glaze applied on Ceramic sculpture

Several metal oxides are experimented with, including copper oxide, cobalt oxide, ferric oxide, lead oxide, and tin oxide. Under specific firing rates on 28 samples affecting the nucleation and growth of crystals applied over porcelain bodies, the results of yellowish, brownish and bluish glaze shades undergo a change of crystal formation and appearance leading to various aesthetic value.

Raku-Fired Waterproof Vases

Raku-fired vases are always popular because of their beautiful metallic sheen, but prospective buyers often ask whether it is safe to fill the vases with water. I explain that Raku firing is different from the regular firing of functional ceramic-ware; Raku vases leak because they are typically fired at lower temperatures and are not glazed internally

Q&A: What are the most common pottery myths?

Surprisingly, once some potters recognize the myths present in their pottery making practices they still do not want to let them go.
Listed below are some of the many myths which still circulate in the pottery community. Rid yourself of these beliefs and you will come out of the dark.

In Praise of Small Pots

Walking through the Louvre for the first time I am reminded that artists have always used scale to impress. I am confronted by the physicality of paintings I have known all my life as reproductions. Delacroix’s Liberty in all its tour de force towers over us taking the gallery by storm. It is then delightful to find that the Mona Lisa, one of the most famous images in the world, is quite diminutive.

The Visibility of Ceramics in Nigeria: A Review

Appreciation of ceramics spans beyond the finished product; it also involves the process. The concepts of temporality and ephemerality becomes central to the art. Instances of materials that have been largely explored include ice, fire, light, and air.