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    “Thud!” The car door slams shut, with me inside the vehicle. The engine revved as my dad and I pulled away from James S. Rickards Middle School. As we got on Interstate 95 we were disappointed as it was the peak of Monday afternoon rush hour traffic. Nevertheless my imagination still swirling as it was my first time traveling to this destination. The destination was Markham Park Shooting Range. As the car ride took about an hour, that alone gave enough time for my excitement to bloom. When we arrived and got out of the vehicle, the sounds of constant bangs from the police shooting range next door with a few chirps from the startled birds littered the air. We got to the range and stacks of paperwork awaited our signatures. He had to check my height, and made sure which gun was the best suited for my person. The instructor also determined which eye is dominant through a test. Once…

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    Chapter 5 of Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook covers clay in the studio, stating that, “clay is the basis of everything that the potter makes, yet seldom do we use clay straight from the ground.” This statement sets the reader up for the contents of the chapter, such as clay bodies and preparing clay to be used in the studio. Clay bodies that are perfect for the potter rarely comes ready made from the earth. Though it lacks the ready-made quality, it can be added to get a clay body that is just…

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    popular choice for flooring in homes and kitchen/bathroom countertops. LIMESTONE Limestone is another sedimentary stone,and is formed from calcite and sediment and comes in many earthen colors. Limestone is created by the mixing of organic materials such as shells and coral that gives it a different, natural look. Limestone is one of the more porous stones you can choose, and comes in a diverse range of colors. Limestone can be colored by impurities; iron oxide can give limestone a red tint,…

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    TIKAL POLYCHROME I think Fry? Fry 1979, 1989; Fry and Wilcox 1979?; Maybe Rands and Bishop 1980). Preservation of actual ceramic production sites is rare to find. It is more fruitful to use indirect methods when evaluating ceramic production. Indirect methods usually evaluate technological aspects, like petrographic understanding the physical makeup of the clay matrix and NAA analysis that characterizes the chemical aspects of ceramic pastes. Specialization and standardization studies within a…

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    Throughout this paper one of the biggest themes surrounding Islamic pottery is the desire to imitate Chinese porcelain. Islamic potters were almost forced to imitate, instead of recreate, the Chinese because of the lack of technical knowledge and sufficient materials to fire at high temperatures (Cooper 1972). One of the main problems that Islamic potters faced throughout their time periods was that they did not have the necessary ingredients for making true porcelain because they did not have…

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    (K) The soil erodibility factor (K), a measure of the susceptibility of soil to erosion under standard conditions, is a function of the percentage of silt and coarse sand, the soil structure, the permeability of the soil, and the percentage of organic matter. Wischmeier et al. (1971) defined the soil erodibility factor mathematically and Foster et al. (1996) converted the equation into the following SI unit equation: The soil erodibility factor (K) is determined for each soil sample based on…

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    Levine. She is a ceramics artist that specializes in making clay appear as leather. Unfortunately she is deceased however; she has dedicated her career to making hyper realistic renderings of leather objects that are entirely made from clay. Although many artists refine, vary or shift styles throughout their careers, Levine stuck to the realistic sculpture she devised 35 years ago as a graduate student at UC Berkeley. A viewer of one of her shows described her as the following "In a lesser…

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    Lucy Flagella first discovered a love for pottery when she was a high school senior. Flagella has been creating pottery for nearly thirty nine years. Her passion lies in creating completely handmade work which creates a more personal connection with her customers. The marks left in the clay, reflect the thought and time Flagella puts into each piece. Handmade pottery is the result of the years of practice and patience spent mastering the techniques on the potter’s wheel and is the direct result…

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    The Importance of Pottery Pottery was an important part of life for ancient Egyptians. Potters would make fine wares, coarse wares, bread moulds, dishes, jars, and table wares. Many of these were nile-silt pottery or clay. (Hope 2001, 30-32) Other materials used for making pottery included water for shaping, tools to improve pottery characteristics, and fuel to fire the pottery to make permanent and hard. Water was used from the Nile and fuel was found in straw or dung. Egyptian potters…

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    Georgie is a 13 year old girl from Placid, Wisconsin who works at her family’s general store. She lives with her her mom, her Grandfather Bolte, and her older sister named Agatha. She is great at shooting her single-shot rifle and loves to go hunting for pigeons. She loves her sister and wants her sister to stay in Placid her whole life so she can help run the general store. She is the main character and is also the narrator. Agatha is Georgie’s sister and she is a free spirit. She want’s to…

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