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close this bookClay Materials - for the Self-Reliant Potter (GTZ, 1990, 98 p.)
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View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgements
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View the documentOrigin of clay
View the documentProspecting and mining clay
View the documentClay washing and clay body preparation
View the documentNature of clay
View the documentClay bodies
View the documentTesting of clay


This book is the second in a series of books for potters and ceramists working in developing countries. The term "self-reliant potter" is the common name for the series and this reflects the condition of potters in many developing countries. Imported materials and equipment are seldom available, and the supply of raw materials within a country is often difficult. Self-reliance is therefore a practical approach to ensure profitable pottery production under such conditions.

The book is mainly directed to:

1. Trainers, field workers involved with promotion and training.
2. Technicians doing research in ceramics centres.
3. Students of pottery in ceramics training institutes.
4. Potters in established cottage and small scale industries.