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  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

Particle Board

  Description/Application Particle board is a composite wood product. Wood is chipped into a fiber and then compressed with resin. Particle boards are popular for their lightweight and...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Construction Management, Industrial Design, 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


  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


Description/Application Solder is a metal with a low melting point, commonly used to create small bonds between metals, and to connect wiring in electronics. 1 Flux-core solder is...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Construction Management, Foundation, Industrial Design, Sculpture


Description/Application Steel is iron that has been purified to contain very little carbon. 1 Steel is used for construction of buildings and infrastructure, and the manufacturing of vehicles,...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking, Sculpture


  Description/Application Glass is a solid translucent material with widespread applications. Resources The most commonly used form of glass is known as soda-lime-silica, which is produced predominantly by...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Film, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, Sculpture


  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


  Description/Application Lacquer is a water resistant and glossy wood finish, produced synthetically, or with shellac. Shellac is secreted by the lac insect, an aphid native to India...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Sculpture

Mineral Spirits

Description/Application Mineral spirits are a solvent most often used for cleaning up tough to clean substances such as oil paints and ink. Resources Mineral spirits are derived from...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Foundation, Industrial Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture