Glazes are composed of three basic parts that are necessary for successful bonding. They each must contain a flux, a glass former and a refractory material. Some of these materials may perform more than 1 action, but all three actions must be present for the glaze to work properly.

A glaze...

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Advances in medical care have allowed people to live longer and healthier lives. Retirement is no longer considered a time when people sit in rocking chairs on the front porch. Today's retirees are living their lives to the fullest, and many are finding new and different ways to experience life....

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Not everyone wants to be a full-time artist. Some people enjoy crafting their own designs in different mediums just for pleasure. These hobbyists have the ability to create beautiful objects of art, especially in clay forms. Devoting part of their time to their craft allows them the freedom to be...

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Painted designs on a piece of clay art range from straightforward patterns to intricate designs. The majority of them are painstakingly painted by hand. The more intricate the design, the longer it will take, even if the artist has a great deal of experience. If more than one piece is...

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A wealth of new pottery shops have sprung up recently, and people who are seeking a hobby to help relax from the modern world are discovering the benefits of pottery making. Professional instruction is often available at these shops for those who want to learn as much as possible, and...

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The process of using lithographs for pottery decoration was invented just over 250 years ago in France. It involves making one copy of the art and then transferring it to multiple pieces with the use of transfer paper.

Today, many artists who work in clay do it as a hobby for...

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Many artists choose to use clay as their method of transfer. It is a material that can be molded into any shape or size with just the hands alone. This allows for individual creativity to thrive in this medium. Shapes express feelings, size suggest the amount of feeling an artist...

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Artists work in many different mediums and many have a particular preference. One of those choices is working with clay. It is a versatile material that lends itself to artistic creativity. It is malleable and can be shaped by hand on a potter's wheel, or it can be molded and pressed in the art of sculpting until the final form desired is achieved. Color is another facet of clay that artists appreciate. The clay itself can be colored and it can also be fired with different glazes to create a distinctive look or design. Different combinations of working clay, firing processes and glazes offer artists a limitless vista for creativity.