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Quartz

  Description/Application Quartz, composed of crystallized silicon and oxygen, is one of the most abundant minerals on earth. There are many varieties of quartz, including semi-precious gemstones, like...
By Katherine Story
In Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Sculpture

Pickling Cleanser

Description/Application Pickle most commonly exists as sodium bisulfate, and is sold as white, bead-like compound1. Pickle is added to water, where it dissolves and is used to remove...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Jewelry, Sculpture

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

Gold

  Description/Application Gold is a precious metal that is malleable and will not tarnish over time. In jewelry, gold is alloyed with other metals for durability. 1 In...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Fashion, Industrial Design, Jewelry, Photography

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

Kneaded Eraser

  Description/Application A kneaded eraser is a soft eraser that can be formed into any shape for exact/precise erasing. Kneaded erasers are good for highlighting techniques and work...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Construction Management, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Painting

Wax

  Description/Application Waxes are water-repellant solids that can be easily melted and poured, or carved. A variety of waxes with different properties exist, including paraffin, beeswax, and microcrystalline...
By Katherine Story
In Fashion, Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture

Zinc

  Description Zinc is a common metal that is used for etching plates in printmaking. It is also used in building applications, for trim and roofing. 1 Resources...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Jewelry, Printmaking

Copper

  Description/Application Copper is a soft, reddish-brown metal that has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures.2 Copper can easily be worked and pulled, allowing...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture

Base Metals

  Description/Application Base Metals is a term that refers to common and inexpensive metals such as, iron, nickel, lead, zinc, and copper. Base metals can be distinguished by...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Research, Sculpture