Lesson 6, Topic 1
Definition of Ceramics
Ceramics are non-metallic solids made by the action of heat on clay. The temperature needed to transform soft clay into hard ceramic is extremely high.
Most building household items are made from ceramics.
- Glass windows.
- Plaster of Paris (which is used medically for holding broken bones)
- Pottery – This is the art of using clay to make various objects (clay pots)
- Cooking pots.
- Serving plates etc.