What are ceramics?

  • (noun): The art of making and decorating pottery.

Ceramics

A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be amorphous (e.g., a glass). Because most common ceramics are crystalline, the definition of ceramic is often restricted to inorganic crystalline materials, as opposed to the noncrystalline glasses.

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Lima Culture - Material Culture - Ceramics
... The ceramics of the Lima culture was developed from the local red and white ceramics of the middle coast ... Ceramics were constructed in various ways, but the use of mold technology is evident ... Ceramics of the Lima culture vary widely in shape and theme, with important social activities documented in pottery, including war, sex, metalwork, and ...
Coors Tek - History - Ceramic Technology and Company Growth After WW2
... The company gradually diversified its lines of technical ceramics before and especially after World War II ... in the 1940s, tape casting and hot isostatic pressing in the 1950s, and multilayer ceramic capacitors in the 1960s ... High-alumina (85 to 99.9% Al2O3) ceramics replaced porcelain in many thermomechanical, electrical and chemical applications ...
Science And Technology Of The Han Dynasty - Ceramics
... Further information Chinese ceramics An Eastern-Han celadon ceramic bottle with a lid and lug handles The Han Dynasty ceramics industry was upheld by private businesses as well as local ... Ceramics were used in domestic wares and utensils as well as construction materials for roof tiles and bricks ... at high temperatures, but by the mid Western Han (206 BCE – 9 CE), a brown-glazed ceramic was made which was fired at the low temperature of 800°C (1472°F), followed by a green-glazed ceramic which ...
Foci in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology - Ceramics Analysis
... archaeology since its genesis has been the study of ceramics ... decorated pottery are uncommon in the Levant and the plainer, less ornate ceramic artifacts of the region have served the analytical goals of archaeologists, much more than ... sherds and their long history of use in the region makes ceramics analysis a particularly useful sub-discipline of Syro-Palestinian archaeology, used to address issues of ...
Ceramics in Archaeology
... Ceramic artifacts are an important role in archaeology for understanding the culture, technology and behavior of peoples of the past ... Traditional analysis involves sorting ceramic artifacts, sherds and larger fragments into specific types based on style, composition, manufacturing and morphology ... to distinguish between different cultural styles, the purpose of the ceramic and technological state of the people among other conclusions ...