Kaolin is a traditional Chinese medicine that is used to treat mild to moderate diarrhea, cholera and dysentery. It is also used topically as a drying agent and emollient on skin that is affected by poison oak, weeping p... More » Science Chemistry

Some uses of ceramic clay are producing roof and wall tiles, pottery, art ware, sculptures and tableware. These objects are produced by heating or manipulating the clay and allowing it to harden. The high temperature dri... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Pottery & Ceramics

There are over thirty types of clay, but in pottery these types are divided into the three main classes of earthenware clay bodies, mid-fire stoneware clay bodies and high-fire stoneware clay bodies. These three classes ... More » Science Earth Science Soil
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