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Ceramics Chpt. 1

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Clays
Ball Clay
Dark-colored clay
Fire clay
Kaolin
Stoneware Clay
Silicates
Silicates are compounds made of silica and melters. Ceramists use two two silicates-- talc and wollastonite.
Ground Silica
Ground silica is derived from ground quartz. It is used in ceramic recipes when additions of pure silica are desired.
Fluxes
Fluxes contain no silica, and are composed of only elements that modify the melting.
Feldspars and Frits
Compounds composed of silica, alumina and melting materials.
Types of Feldspars
Lithium feldspar/ spodumene
Potassium feldspar
Sodium feldspar
Potash feldspar
Soda feldspar