Materials used in the manufacture of Ceramics



Slip (liquefied clay strained of coarse particles) is used to decorate earthenware.

The bone-dry (completely dry) or half-dry pot can be dipped into slip of creamy consistency (to which colour is sometimes added); or the slip can be brushed on or trailed on with a spouted can or a syringe.

Porcelains are often produced by slip-casting - pouring slip into absorbent moulds which soaked up the water, leaving a similarly dried-out, contracted shape.


Wedgwood tanker making a delivery of pottery slip to the Johnson Trent factory.

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