Wedgwood plate mould, 1990s

Wedgwood plate mould, 1990s (moulds)

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

Buy

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

License

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Plate mould from dust press, to produce Wedgwood, 1996.

Many different types of clay are used to produce ceramics. The most common include ball clay, china clay and fire clay. Clays are classified as refractory or fusible clays. Refractory clays such as fire clay and china clay are high-fired clays, while fusible clays such as marl are low-fired. Earthenware is made from fusible clays while hard paste porcelain and stoneware are made from refractory clays.

Details

Category:
Materials Science Gallery
Object Number:
1997-251
Materials:
steel (metal)
type:
moulds
credit:
Wedgwood Ltd