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  Ceramics - Victoria and Albert Museum
It is from a very large group of animals and birds ordered from the Meissen factory for the porcelain menagerie that Augustus planned for the upper floor of the 'Japanese Palace' at Dresden.
This comprehensive addition to the VandA website contains 60 videos and transcripts about ten selected objects from the Museum's 20th century ceramics collection.
Six people from the world of ceramics talk about each of the ten pots, giving a range of fascinating insights into a number of different pieces.
www.vam.ac.uk /collections/ceramics/index.html   (145 words)

Ceramics can be defined as inorganic, non-metallic materials that are typically produced using clays and other minerals from the earth or chemically processed powders.
Ceramics are typically crystalline in nature and are compounds formed between metallic and non-metallic elements such as aluminium and oxygen (alumina- Al), silicon and nitrogen (silicon nitride- Si) and silicon and carbon (silicon carbide-SiC).
Ceramic, or high-temperature superconductors are now being developed for commercial applications and appear to be a sure bet to enter more commercial markets over the next few years.
www.newi.ac.uk /buckleyc/ceramics.htm   (2497 words)

For the most part, ceramics are thought of as dense, hard, extremely strong, functional shapes that fit the needs of man. These generic ceramic types are found in everything from cabinet pull knobs and electric wire insulators to optical glass fibers, fine china and keepsakes such as dolls and figurines.
Porous ceramics manufactured and sold by Soilmoisture are engineered for an "open cell/pathway" ceramic, which means that the pores and pathways are interconnected and interlinked to provide a complete flow pathway throughout the material for migrating liquids and/or gases.
The hydraulic (liquid) conductivity of a porous ceramic is a measure of the rate at which a ceramic material of known thickness may conduct liquid from one surface to an opposing surface under a known pressure.
www.soilmoisture.com /ceramics.html   (2136 words)

 the art of japan: sculpture: ceramics
Ceramics and pottery are one aspect of Japanese art that has always flourished.
Modernization of ceramics occurred as Buddhism was brought to Japan.
The opening of Japan to the West did not harm to the art of ceramics and practices were continued, as artists again used innovative techniques with different clays, firings, and glazes.
library.thinkquest.org /27458/nf/sculpture/ceramics.html   (338 words)

 Scientific Principles
The principal limitation of ceramics is their brittleness, i.e., the tendency to fail suddenly with little plastic deformation.
Glass ceramics such as those that are used to make ovenware are composed of a matrix of glass in which tiny ceramic crystals grow, such that the final matrix is actually composed of fine crystalline grains (average size < 500 nm).
For crystalline ceramics, the characteristics of the raw materials (powders) such as their particle size and purity are very important as they affect the structure (e.g., grain size) and properties (e.g., strength) of the final component.
matse1.mse.uiuc.edu /~tw/ceramics/prin.html   (4870 words)

Yayoi ceramics may at first seem plain compared to Jomon ceramic forms but Yaoyi ceramics used finer alluvial clays to produce thinner-walled delicate shapes that can be very pleasing.
The ceramics of the medieval Kamakura and Muromachi periods (1185-1568) is characterized by a duality of strength of form and the use of natural-ash glazes that make each piece unique.
The most characteristic ceramic shape of this period is the “tsubo” which is a narrow mouthed jar for storage of seed.
www.asia-art.net /jap_ceramic.html   (1506 words)

 Centre for Ceramics Studies, Cardiff
The MA Ceramics programme is for individuals seeking significantly to extend and develop their practice as artists, designers or makers through the medium of ceramics or deepen their knowledge and understandings of the subject as future researchers or academics.
Ceramics is a medium used by artists, designers and makers, each of whom may occupy very different positions and frequently have opposing priorities and values to each other.
The Schoolís MA Ceramic's Programme is the only one of the three originally established in the UK, where it is possible to progress from undergraduate (BA (Hons) to postgraduate studies (MA) and through to research degrees (M.Phil and PhD) and then post doctoral research, within a single centre.
www.cardiffceramics.com /maceramics.shtml   (800 words)

 Ceramics Today - Site of the Week
NCECA - The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a professional association of individuals and organizations whose interests, talents and careers are focused on the ceramic arts.
Ceramicà Serra is the website of the Spanish potter 'dynasty' Serra, which began with Antoni Serra (1869–1932) and continues to this day with Jordi Serra (b.
The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred houses nearly 8,000 ceramic and glass objects, ranging from small pottery shards recovered from ancient civilizations to contemporary sculpture and installation pieces to advanced ceramics reflecting the cutting edge of ceramic technology.
www.ceramicstoday.com /site_of_the_week.htm   (3088 words)

 Ceramics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ceramics facilities at CWC consist of: 15 kick and 4 electric wheels, a slab roller, extruder, two electric kilns, two gas kilns (both updraft and downdraft) as well as raku, pit fire and wood kilns.
Students are introduced to the ceramic studio environment by through the application of basic hand building and throwing techniques, glaze application, firing, as well as the presentation and discussion of historical and contemporary ceramics.
In addition students will be encouraged to develop techniques and concepts related to ceramics as a fine art media referencing either historical or contemporary ceramics.
cwc.edu /academics/programs/art/ceramics.htm   (498 words)

 Chapter 13. Ceramics - Structures and Properties
Ceramic bonds are mixed, ionic and covalent, with a proportion that depends on the particular ceramics.
Non-stoichiometry refers to a change in composition so that the elements in the ceramic are not in the proportion appropriate for the compound (condition known as stoichiometry).
Plastic deformation in crystalline ceramics is by slip, which is difficult due to the structure and the strong local (electrostatic) potentials.
www.virginia.edu /bohr/mse209/chapter13.htm   (833 words)

Ceramics is designed to enable students to gain an increasing accomplishment and independence in their representation of ideas in ceramics and understand and value how ceramics, as a field of practice, invites different interpretations and explanations.
A syllabus is a document that gives teachers an outline of what students are to be taught in a specific learning area.
The syllabus and other supporting material for Ceramics 11-12 are available from the Board of Studies.
www.schools.nsw.edu.au /learning/yr11_12/arts/ceramics/index.php   (119 words)

 Ceramics of Ubeda, Spain
Ceramics were first made in this part of Andalucia during Neolithic times.
The ceramics seen below that were at one time essential for food and drink storage, transportation, and preparation, are exhibited alongside baptismal fonts, lamps, and figurative sculptures.
Their excellent web page features area ceramic history, their studio, and the process.
iweb.tntech.edu /cventura/ceramic.htm   (557 words)

 Ceramics Resources: Tips, Tutorials, and Techniques
CeramicsWeb -- Richard Burkett has compiled an extensive amount of ceramics information: databases of glaze recipes and material analyses, links to other ceramics web sites, health and safety information, and a variety of educational materials related to ceramics.
The website also includes links to several public collections of Pre-Hispanic Colima ceramics and a list of academic literature on ceramics from the area.
Ceramics products range from clays and glazes to ceramics tools, cones and stilts.
www.artshow.com /resources/ceramics.html   (739 words)

 Ceramics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A resource for potters and ceramic artists that covers all aspects of ceramics and is neatly categorized with a subject index.
Designed for artists who use ceramic materials, HyperGlaze can be used as a database to store clay and glaze recipes and to list raw materials and their analyses.
Critical Ceramics is a nonprofit committed to publishing the widest range of articles and reviews on international contemporary ceramic art.
library.uww.edu /SUBJECT/ceramics.htm   (346 words)

 Ceramics & Clay Crafts
One-of-a-kind hand painted ceramic art tiles and murals, featuring exotic wildlife, fish, flowers and birds for kitchen and bath backsplashes by Dy Witt.
Sculptural and highly tactile ceramics for the modern home,ranging from vases to condiment sets, and candlesticks to dishes.
Handpainted tiles and ceramic pieces, specializing in quotes, dog and cat art, dragons and framed tile paintings.
www.craftsfaironline.com /Ceramic.html   (827 words)

 Ceramics Division Home
The Ceramics Division's technical activities in fiscal year 2005 were focused on cutting-edge metrology and standards efforts, particularly in nanometrology and materials for electronics.
This paper reviews some recent advances in small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering methods and their application to address complex issues in ceramic systems of technological importance.
It is shown how small-angle scattering (SAS) can be applied to ceramic systems in order to extract statistically representative microstructure information (e.g., void volume fraction size distributions, internal surface areas, pore morphologies) that complements the information obtained from diffraction methods, X-ray microtomography, or electron microscopy.
www.ceramics.nist.gov   (193 words)

An Introduction to Ceramics - - "By responding to the clay's plastic quality with these pinching gestures, you are repeating the actions of untold numbers of humans who have worked with clay even as far back in time as the Ice Age, Thirty-seven thousand to twelve thousand years ago.
Ceramics and Pottery - "This fine site, developed by high-school art teacher Kerry Marquis, is designed to help teachers and students learn about the many facets of making pottery.
Ceramic History for Potters - Prehistoric and Ancient Pottery; Ceramics in China; Islamic Innovations; European Pottery 12th to 18th c.; Ethnographic Pottery; 19th-20th c.
www.noteaccess.com /MATERIALS/Ceramics/Ceramics.htm   (1509 words)

Architectural ceramics in the form of unglazed terracotta and glazed faience were used to decorate the interiors, façades and roofs of a wide range of buildings in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
In the first instance this ceramic roofware was functional – to make the roof weatherproof and to provide an outlet for smoke – but it could also be very decorative.
British ceramics of the 1950s are highly evocative of a decade of optimism and change in British life.
www.shirebooks.co.uk /Antiques/ceramics-bl.htm   (3095 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Visual Arts: Sculpture: Sculptors: Ceramics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Birstein, Suzy - This ceramic artist is known for her colourful tableware and sculpture which has had exposure in Canada and internationally.
Dahl, Salinda - Handbuilt ceramic pieces are a response to nature, magic, myth, mystery dreams, and the journey of the soul.
Holbrook, Karen - One of a kind unique and unusual ceramic sculptures and designs which are suitable for external (garden art) and internal (especially corporate) display.
dmoz.org /Arts/Visual_Arts/Sculpture/Sculptors/Ceramics   (2249 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Technology: Materials: Ceramics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CERAM Research - CERAM Research provides contract research, consultancy, analysis, testing and other services for ceramics and materials based industries including refractories, building materials, tableware, tiles, sanitaryware, advanced ceramics, metals, environmental and information services.
Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composite Program - The CFCC Program is a joint RandD effort among industry, academia, and government to develop advanced ceramic composite materials for industrial applications.
Swedish Ceramic Institute - The industrial research institute works with ceramics, their processing and fabrication as well as with materials properties.
dmoz.org /Science/Technology/Materials/Ceramics   (545 words)

Most ceramics are compounds between metallic and nonmetallic elements for which the interatomic bonds are either totally ionic or predominantly ionic but having some covalent character.
The term ceramic comes from the Greek word keramikos, which means burnt stuff, indicating that desirable properties of these materials are normally achieved through a high-temperature heat treatment process called firing.
Below are three gif's showing a montage of a prototype ceramic engine and some of the internal automotive components made from ceramics.
www.engr.sjsu.edu /WofMatE/ceramics.htm   (628 words)

 Ceramics Links
Goldschmidt's ceramics are intent on finding connections between times and places, between peoples and cultures.
Ceramic Sculpture Enter Gallery to view the recent works of Peter Callas, Claude Champy, Ewen Henderson, Richard Hirsch, Takao Okazaki, Don Reitz, Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkos and others.
Ceramics History -Tutorial Illustrates the history of ceramics from pre-historic thru modern times.
www.princetonol.com /groups/iad/lessons/middle/ceramics.htm   (1802 words)

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