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Five Fun Facts About Pottery Glaze

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We all know that the earliest forms of pottery were made with clay that was fired over low temperatures in open bonfires and over pit fires, but it’s not something we consider in day to day life. Pottery of all kinds is found in almost every aspect of our lives. We use it in the kitchen, as decor, even in the fixtures we take advantage of in our homes. There are many different forms of pottery that are not limited to pots. Porcelain for example, is considered a form of pottery and was first made during the Tang Dynasty (618 to 906 CE.) In spite of its age and history in making our lives more convenient, pottery goes largely ignored as an art.

Pottery is made by forming pottery clay into its desired shape on pottery wheels and then heating it at a high temperature in a small kilns for sale, which removes all the water and increases their strength as well as sets the shape. In creating or learning to create your own pottery, your local pottery supply or ceramic supply will have everything you need, in some cases, even a kiln that you can use for the task. Regardless of how you create your own piece of pottery how it looks and how it will hold up to the test of time relies heavily on the pottery glaze used to finish the product. Pottery glaze is an important aspect of creating pottery, it’s the finishing touch that gives your creation that nice shine and sets the paint used to make your creation unique.

Remnants of historical pottery found still carry the pottery glaze they were originally set with. The types of pottery glaze used have changed over the centuries, yet how they are used has remained the same. The study of pottery glaze is almost as interesting as the study of the pottery it is used on. When you learn to create your own pottery, the quality and type of pottery glaze will decide how lasting your creation will be.

Comments

Bill Webb 29-07-2013, 08:41

I find it interesting that you chose pottery glaze to settle on and discuss in this article. There are far more interesting qualities to pottery than the glaze that is used on it.

Dave Fuller 15-02-2014, 20:25

Pottery is one of the more fascinating aspects of the past that we continually stumble upon, I’ve love to learn more. Where can I find more information?

Alexandra Cunningham 17-03-2014, 19:28

Pottery is one of the more fascinating aspects of the past that we continually stumble upon, I’ve love to learn more. Where can I find more information?

Ava Terry 16-04-2014, 21:58

Pottery is one of the more fascinating aspects of the past that we continually stumble upon, I’ve love to learn more. Where can I find more information?

Ashley Hopkins 16-05-2014, 22:00

Pottery is one of the more fascinating aspects of the past that we continually stumble upon, I’ve love to learn more. Where can I find more information?

Isaac Beck 15-06-2014, 22:02

Pottery is one of the more fascinating aspects of the past that we continually stumble upon, I’ve love to learn more. Where can I find more information?

Alexis Cohen 15-07-2014, 22:05

Pottery is one of the more fascinating aspects of the past that we continually stumble upon, I’ve love to learn more. Where can I find more information?

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