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brick

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[Ar]A kind of building material consisting of a block of dried or baked clay, often with some kind of tempering agent such as stone, sand, or straw. There are many different shapes, sizes, and styles ...
ceramics

ceramics  

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[from the Greek keramos, ‘potter's earth’]A clay-based product, usually divided into pottery (such as earthenware, stoneware, and faience) and porcelain (soft-paste, hard-paste, and bone china).
firing

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The process of heating a ceramic body in a kiln to harden it, fuse the components, and to melt the applied glaze so that it vitrifies to the surface. It can take several firings at different ...
glass painting

glass painting  

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This can refer to two techniques, both of which involve painting on glass. In the first ceramic colours are applied to sheets of clear glass and are then fired in a kiln and used as segments of a ...
Jingdezhen

Jingdezhen  

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The main centre in China for ceramic production, in the province of Jiangxi in the south. It was here the Imperial wares were produced regularly from the beginning of the Ming dynasty, at the end of ...
porcelain

porcelain  

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[Ma]A fine form of pottery which is fired to a very high temperature in order to vitrify the clay.
pottery

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[Ma]Clay that has been fashioned into a desired shape and then dried to reduce its water content before being fired or baked to fix its form. At temperatures of about 400 °C water begins to be lost ...
stilt

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A small three-pronged support made of hard fired clay, on which ceramic wares are balanced for firing in a kiln, to separate them from the piece above and below. These three marks can often be seen ...

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