Na2O×2B2O3×10H2O—a major LT alkaline flux, available in granular or powdered form.
Earliest and most basic firing process, where wares are fired in an open bonfire.
Completely dry (and very brittle) state clay must reach before firing. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Translucent porcelain containing bone ash. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Ca3(PO4)2—HT flux—opacifier in LT glazes—translucence in HT glazes (from colloidal phosphorus globules) and especially in bone china (from supercharged glassy-phase). Toxic in inhalation. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Period of reduction atmosphere induced between cone 012 and 08 to bring out iron color and speckles in claybody, especially in high-fired stoneware. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
A motorized impeller-mixer used in preparing casting slip.
The process of mixing a glaze or slip with a motorized impeller-mixer. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
In burners, when speed of air/fuel mixture exiting tip of burner is greater than combustion rate—flame jumps off tip of burner and often blows out. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Firing defect where blisters form within claybody, raising large lumps on the surface.