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Ceramic Terminology

Before purchasing ceramic equipment and supplies, you might want to learn some key terms that the wholesaler might use while explaining your options. Learning these terms should help you choose the supplies, tools, and materials that you need to make your ceramic products.

  • Whiteware Ceramics - Whiteware ceramics are the types of products most often seen in homes and restaurants. This includes clay earthenware, porcelain, bone china, and stoneware products. If you make vases, plates, or ceramic art, then you will need equipment and supplies designed for whiteware ceramics.
  • Technical Ceramics - Technical ceramics are often used in industrial and dental contexts. Technical ceramic equipment is often used to make knives, brake disc, and ball bearings. Making technical ceramics usually requires a kiln that can reach create extremely hot temperatures.
  • Ceramic Bisque - Ceramic bisques are unpainted figurines, vases, or pottery. Buying them means that you can avoid the expense of purchasing a kiln, wheel, and paddle for your studio. Instead, you just supply studio with the paints, finishes, and brushes that you prefer.
  • Pottery Wheel - A pottery wheel is a piece of equipment that spins a chunk of clay so that you can shape it easily fingers, a knife, or other tools. You can choose electric pottery wheels that turn on their own or you can choose a kick wheel that you operate by moving your foot up and down.
  • Glaze - Glazes are used to add color and strength to ceramics. There are several options that have been specially designed to produce certain colors, waterproofing, and protective features, so you might want a supply of various glazes for your workshop.
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    O'Keefe Ceramics
    845 Research Dr, Woodland Park, CO 80863
    O’Keefe Ceramics is an acclaimed company which specializes in manufacturing precision made ceramic materials and composites that can be used for various industrial as well as civilian purposes.
    (719) 687-0888
    Complete Systems Inc
    7853 E Arapahoe Ct Ste 3400, Englewood, CO 80112
    (720) 529-3250
    Color Me Mine
    6955 S York St Ste 415, Littleton, CO 80122
    (303) 795-3442
    High Plains Tool & Mold
    3201 S Zuni St, Englewood, CO 80110
    (303) 806-0451
    Jw Reffel Metals Foundry
    2650 S Tejon St, Englewood, CO 80110
    (303) 934-5679
    Mile Hi Ceramics
    77 Lipan St, Denver, CO 80223
    (303) 825-4570
    Reynolds Advanced Materials
    3920 Grape St, Denver, CO 80207
    (303) 377-1774
    Meadows All About Inspection
    44334 Po Box, Denver, CO 80201
    (303) 750-2862
    Jcb Precision Tool & Mold
    5460 Colorado Blvd, Commerce City, CO 80022
    (303) 292-4434
    Off Shore Molds
    5168 Parfet St Unit B, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 421-0712
    Ceramics City Etc
    7870 Federal Blvd, Westminster, CO 80030
    (303) 428-4140
    Stone Leaf Pottery
    5891 Nolan St Ste B, Arvada, CO 80003
    (303) 463-8081
    US Precision Mold
    14700 W 66th Pl Unit 8, Arvada, CO 80004
    (720) 274-0041
    Alpha Mold West Inc
    7005 W 116th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020
    (303) 465-1701
    Coorstek Inc
    16050 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden, CO 80403
    (303) 271-1667

    People who own pottery studios need different types of supplies to make their designs. Not only do they need equipment such as kilns, molds, and tools, but they also need supplies such as clay, glazes, and colors. There are several online retailers that sell ceramic equipment and supplies. If you have not purchased these items before, then you will need to know which options you will need to make clay pottery. The products that you choose to buy often depend on what types of pottery you want to make in your studio. In order to run a ceramics studio, you will need a collection of basic equipment. This includes a wedging wheel for throwing the clay, an anvil, and a kiln, as well as several brushes and knives. You can also choose to purchase additional equipment that will help you create certain types of pottery. For instance, you might want a specifically shaped knife to cut detailed drawings inside the clay. You will, of course, also need plenty of supplies for your art. Many people like to add color to their pottery with glass tiles, paints, bisques, and powder mixes. These are often applied before firing the object in a kiln. Some methods involve adding color with brushes and other tools while the raw material is on the paddle wheel. This allows artists to make swirls of color. You could also decide to use finishes that add color after you have already molded and baked the clay. Look for options that appeal to you so that you can explore different techniques.
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