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Ceramics: Chemistry

Chemistry and Ceramics

Considering the chemical make up of glazes and clay bodies can help you develop your own recipes or adjust your favorites to suit your needs. Some important considerations can be melting temperature, the coefficient of expansion, solubility, colour and toxicity.  On this page you will find resources to help you dive deeper into the chemistry of ceramics.


You can search these databases with the chemical name of a material to find out more information.

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