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The art of converting clay into hardened shapes is known as Ceramics. This art has been practiced in various forms across India with each geographical zone adding its independent flavor to the products. For instance, blue pottery from Delhi and Jaipur does not use clay while Pondicherry is famous for its pottery that closely resembles stoneware with a number of different glazes. The primary raw material used in pottery is clay and a large variety of clay is used resulting in unique products.

These products can be made either via the Turning process or via the Casting process. The Turning process typically involves the Potter’s Wheel while the Casting process involves molds to create the products. Once the clay has been shaped into desired products it goes through a ‘firing’ process, also knows as biscuits as the products still have a brown tint on them. This is then followed by the ‘glazing’ process, which is done using an electronic mixer and occurs at a temperature of 1300-1800 degrees. Post the glazing process, the products are ready for use.

These products can be made either via the Turning process via the Casting process. The Turning process typically involves the Potter’s Wheel while the Casting process involves molds to create the products. Once the clay has been shaped into desired products it goes through a ‘firing’ process, also knows as biscuits as the products still have a brown tint on them. This is then followed by the ‘glazing’ process, which is done using an electronic mixer and occurs at a temperature of 1300-1800 degrees. Post the glazing process, the products are ready for use.

 

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