BLACK POTTERY

BLACK POTTERY
Detail:
BLACK POTTERY
Product: Process for production of black potteryware: high strength, silvery decoration.
Application: Rural pottery
Feature: Locally available common clay is beneficiated and made into plastic mass along with fine sand, non-plastic clay etc. Articles are shaped over potter’s wheel, dried, finished with engobe, hand decorated and fired under reducing conditions at 850OC in a wood-fired improved kiln. The strength of the articles is 300 kg/cm2 as compared to 72 kg/cm2 in the conventional products.
Commercialisation: Commercialised.
Economy: 20 kg/day
Investment: Rs. 0.15 lakh
Equipment: Set of sieves, improved potter’s wheel, wood-fired kiln, etc.
Raw materials: Common clay, non-plastic clay, fine sand
Institute: Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute.
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