What silicate material are ceramic products made of? Give examples of pottery. What are the main stages
What silicate material are ceramic products made of? Give examples of pottery. What are the main stages in the process of obtaining ceramic products?
Ceramic products are made from clay.
Examples of ceramic items: red bricks, dishes, figurines, figurines, ornaments.
The main stages in the process of obtaining ceramic products:
1. Preparation of the mass. The purpose of preparing clays is to destroy the natural structure of clay raw materials, remove harmful impurities from it, grind large pieces, and then ensure uniform mixing of all components with water to obtain an almost homogeneous mass.
2. Forming the product (raw);
3. Drying. Before firing, the product must be dried to avoid uneven shrinkage and cracking during firing;
4. Preparation of glaze and glaze (enameling). The glaze is applied to cover the shard of the product with a dense and smooth layer, as well as to give a product with a dense shard of increased strength and attractive appearance, to ensure dielectric properties