Category: Ceramics

Frit

  Description/Application Frit is a glass powder that is used to add color to glassworks, and as the base of fritted glazes in ceramics. 1, 2 Resources Frit,...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture

Graphite

  Description/Application Graphite is a form of carbon1 named after the Greek word graphein, “write”5. Graphite is the base material of a pencil and is also used in...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Ceramics, Communications Design, Construction Management, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fashion, Film, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture

Flux (for Glazes)

  Description/Application In ceramics, a flux additive will lower the melting point of materials. Fluxes are introduced to the raw glaze and can be composed of a variety...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Foundation, Sculpture

Ceramic Stain

  Description/Application Ceramic pigments, commonly referred to as stains, are blends of metal and ceramic oxides that have been fired and reground into a fine powder. Stains are...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Sculpture

Acrylic Medium (Silkscreen)

  Description/Application Acrylic medium is a white liquid or paste that can be mixed with paints, inks, or glazes to control the material’s consistency and texture. Acrylic mediums...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Communications Design, Foundation, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking

Polymer Clay (Oven-Bake, Sculpey)

  Description/Application Oven-bake Clay is a modeling material that hardens when cooked. It is available in many colors and commonly used to make small clay forms, including figures...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Communications Design, Digital Arts, Foundation, Jewelry, Research, Sculpture

Glazes

  Description/Application Glazes are clay sealants/coatings composed of silica, a flux, and a refractory element. Once fired, clay vessels sealed with glaze can properly hold liquids. Resources Silica...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Research, Sculpture

Coloring Oxides

  Description/Application Coloring oxides are added to color clay, glazes, and underglazes.The addition of different mixtures of oxides provides customizations of color and firing temperatures. Resources They are...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Research

Clay Slip

  Description/Application Clay slip is a liquefied suspension of clay particles in water. It is applied to leather-hard clay in order to bind two bodies. Pratt students can...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Ceramics, Research

Ball/Feldspar Clay

  Description/Application Pratt provides ball and feldspar clays. Students get clay pre-mixed with water (mixed by other students who work in the shop) to mold or throw on...
By Katherine Story
In Ceramics, Research