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Product Design by Paul Rodgers, Alex Milton

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Common materials

On the following pages are some of the most commonly used materials.

Ceramics

From simple sunbaked bricks to Wedgwood’s Industrial Revolution and a future of innovative material matrixes being developed in laboratories, ceramics offer designers a multitude of creative possibilities. Traditional ceramics applications include tiles, white ware such as toilets and sinks, and pottery. Technical ceramic applications that take advantage of the high thermal conductivity of ceramics include heat sinks for electronic circuitry.

Stoneware

This high-fired clay is usually gray to brown in color due to the presence of iron and other impurities in the clay. It differs from earthenware in that it has very little moisture absorbency once fired. ...

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