Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: BHL-SIL-FEDLINK
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Weighing Out the Different Clays for Mixing Pouring Slip into the Mould colors, green, blue, or others. Next, the vase goes to theartist, from whose hands it receives decoration in flowers,animals, or figures. This painting is done in colored clay,and much skill is required as well as experience in its appli-cation, for the color of the clay changes in the firing, andmust be thoroughly understood by the artist. After havingbeen decorated, the piece goes to the drying-room and re- fire the ware in a series of small clay boxes, called seggars.These are filled with the clay vases, standing side by side,and the boxes are then piled in the kiln, one above the otherin a tall column, called bungs. Men place these in posi-tion by climbing up ladders. When the kiln is all ready,the fire is started. The heat is gauged by a pyrometerso accurately that the heat may be gauged within ten de-
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