Archive for July 24, 2013
Ceramics are one of the oldest materials still widely used today. From pottery to bulletproof vests, they’re a vital part of the modern world. They also provide a great hobby for those interested, but it requires an investment of time and money, so it helps to be prepared. Having the right ceramic supplies can result in amazing and practical projects.
There are three basic categories of pottery clay. There’s stoneware, porcelain, and earthenware. Once you’ve chosen the right material for your project, you’ll need to throw it. That doesn’t mean ball it up and chuck it at the wall, though. This actually comes from thrawan, an Old English word that means to turn or twist, and that’s what you’re going to do with it. Ta