Chemical phenomenon where two materials in combination melt at lower temperature than either material by itself.
The science of comfortable and effective utility, determining how well a functional object or device works with the human body. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
MgSO4—water soluble, rarely used as magnesium source in glazes. Most often used as flocculant for slips and glazes. Often added to porcelain and porcelaineous stoneware bodies (1/2 of 1% of dry materials weight) to counteract deflocculating alkalinity released by kaolins or fluxes. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Al2O3×2SiO2×2H2O—pure white kaolin, less plastic than Tile-6 kaolin, frequently used in glazes. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Al2O3×2SiO2—used in place of regular kaolin to adjust raw fit (reduce glaze drying-shrinkage) in glazes and engobes. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
A kiln in which the firing platform is stationary, but the body of the kiln rolls out of the way horizontally on tracks. Often equipped with two firing platforms to be fired alternately. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Primary air drawn into an atmospheric burner, or mechanically injected into a power burner. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Colored slips formulated to have low drying shrinkage, allowing application to bone-dry or bisque-fired surface before glazing.
Very low temperature (cone 018) glaze colors applied over a previously fired higher-temperature glaze. Allow greater detail, brighter colors than other ceramic glaze effects, but are vulnerable to surface abrasion. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook
Any of a group of slightly over 100 substances on earth that may exist as individual atoms, and from which all materials on earth are composed.