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is a broad term that encompasses all forms of fired clay products. The most common type of ceramic bodies that are used are:
- Earthenware is the type of ceramic body that is generally referred to as ceramic. It is a porus body that is usually glazed to achieve durability and beautiful colors and designs. It is a 'low fire' body generally fired to temperatures less than 2000 F.
- Porcelain which is a strong vitreous body that is usually transluscent when fired. It is considered a 'high fire' body generally being fired to 2300 F (1200 C) or higher temperatures.
- Stoneware is a strong body frequently used for ovenware. It is opaque and also a 'high fire' body. These comprise the most commonly used clay bodies.
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I work in porcelain and glass. I majored in Ceramics at the University of California Santa Barbara, and my MFA is in Sculpture and Art Criticism from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. For 21 years I was the Curator of Education at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama. I teach, write, raise two daughters, and make art as much as possible. I am influenced by beads from my childhood and the positive encouragement from my mother (who made stained glass panels) and my half-sister, Brenda Engel, who always had fun artistic things going on in her home. I love to teach, but I am not an ordinary teacher: I see learning as a shared process between all participants. Making and exploring art together is a joy.Tara Sartorius's Business Facebook Page
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