CERAMIC RAW MATERIALS
Today, we live in an age of super abundance of ceramic raw materials. Far from understanding these clay and glaze materials as familiar rocks, feldspars, and clays, each with unique personalities of their own, we know them only as white, gray, or brown powders neatly packaged in uniform bags. Fortunately, you don’t need an intimate understanding of all of the hundreds of ceramic raw materials that come to us from every corner of the earth to make clay and glaze recipes that work. Ancient potters created their masterpieces from three or four ceramic materials, and, if we similarly narrow our choices, we can also achieve extraordinary results. Ceramic Raw Materials: Understanding Ceramic Glaze Ingredients and Clay Making Materials offers access to that knowledge.