Ceramics refers to the art and science of forming objects from earth materials containing or combined with silica; the objects are then heated to 1300°F or more.

Any man-made solid produced by the fusion of mineral substances in a kiln. The term 'ceramics' has come to signify the slip casting industry that uses talc-ball clay slurries to cast Ware for firing at low temperatures. The term 'pottery' is used to refer to those individuals

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