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CERAMIST AND POTTER - Types Of Clay

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Types of Clay

Earthenware clay is opaque and slightly porous. It is sometimes white and sometimes has color. When people talk about pottery, they're often referring to earthenware.

Stoneware is nonporous and stronger than earthenware. Because stoneware must be fired at extremely high temperatures, its colors are subdued.

Porcelain clay, which is white, is also stronger than earthenware. When fired, thin porcelain is delicate and translucent. It has the finest texture of the three types of clay. Expensive china is made from porcelain.

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