Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CLAY - Bodies

ca: ARGILA - Cossos.

es: ARCILLA - Cuerpos.

Clay Bodies are the mixtures of clays and minerals used for building up types of clay which are fired at different temperatures. They have different bisque strengths and colors and are used to form many objects such as pots, tiles, bricks, etc.

Clay Body Firing Temperature
Red Earthenware = 1000º C – 1080º C, medium shrinking and fine texture.
White Earthenware = 1060º C – 1180º C
Stoneware = 1200º C – 1300º C
Porcelain = 1280º C – 1350º C
Bone china = 1200º C – 1260º C