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Ceramics techniques

Ceramics techniques


This Guide to Ceramics Production was written by Ceramicist, Ceramic is created with the exposure of clay (consisting of a varying compositions of minerals) to heating and cooling. It is important to understand the various changes in material that can occur throughout this process as well as the variety of processes that can be used to form this material. These can be grouped…


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Ceramics handbuilding

Ceramics handbuilding


All kinds of musical instruments can be fashioned from clay, with one of the simplest being the ocarina. Flutes, whistles and ocarinas are known as airduct flutes and they come in many shapes and sizes. Their common characteristic is an airduct assembly, which makes it easier for a novice to play, since it removes the requirement that a player carefully position their mouth…


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Hand Building techniques

Hand Building techniques


Tips and Techniques: Hand Building Pottery Alfredo Ratinoff There are two broad methods of pottery, hand building and wheel throwing that give very different ways to create pottery. Here at The Smithsonian Associates in our studio art classes we teach hand building. Here are a few terms that can help you learn the technique. Pinching: This is one of the oldest, simplest and…


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