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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.
Our Featured Artist Is
Golem Design Studio
Stoneware Beads and Pendants
Vladislav Ivanov & Kremena Ivanova,a Bulgarian couple, which produce highly detailed stoneware beads and pendants. They have over 15 years of experience in this area. Living on a crossroad between Europe and Asia explains their eclectic interests and tastes. None of the beads, pendants and or articles made by this artistic couple can be associated to any specific national tradition (Bulgarian or otherwise), but they don't deny that they are very interested in the ancient art. They find their inspiration in different ages and from different parts of the world. Some patterns are taken from the pre-Columbian art of Latin America, some include a pinch of Viking and Celtic art, or other pre-historic art, as well as adding something from themselves.
Awards, Recognition, Articles:
Bead Dreams 2011 - 1st and 3rd place in hand made beads
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