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Nanostructure in BC-era Athenian pottery reveals decorating and firing innovations

By Eileen De Guire / June 28, 2013

  Optical images of a red-figure pottery fragment from Athens circa 700-500 BC. The black gloss results from a clay slip reaction to alternating oxidizing and reducing atmospheres during firing. Black gloss is shown in three regions: the relief line, the contour line, and the background. Credit: Walton, GCI; JACerS–Wiley. The first ceramic engineers were…

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ACerS launches ‘New’ Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division

By Eileen De Guire / February 8, 2013

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/aacs_faber.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/aacs_faber.jpg}] (Updated) What do cutting edge materials research and the investigation of ancient ceramic pots have in common? More than you would probably think, and the connections are the basis of a “new” division of The American Ceramic Society. For example, Marc Walton, an ACerS member and a conservation scientist at the…

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