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Porcelain paste

Contrary to a clay the body material porcelain is made of, is called a paste, since it is man made and not made through a natural basic geological process. Ceramic paste refers to the prepared mass that is transformed into a material used in the construction of pottery.

Paste can be fine, medium, or coarse grained, but also described in terms of porosity, quantity of temper, or organic material.

See also: Clay, Clay matrix, Clay temper, Porcelain clay.

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