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Old May 5th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: a few phunnel bowl questions...

Originally Posted by ************* View Post
(ceramic or porcelin? w/e) I will always swap out those bowls with egyptian clay
just fyi john, ceramic and porcelain are no different, porcelain is ceramic. there is no standard of what porcelain is but it is usually higher quality and, at least before glazing, a very pure white. once clay is fired it becomes ceramic, just the difference is between unglazed or glaze ceramic. AFAIK all bowls are fired because logically if they were not they would not hold up very long and could not be washed because they would start to rehydrate and break down. so even though they are "clay" the correct term is unglazed ceramic

sorry for the rantish response but this is a pet peeve of mine in general when distinctions are made of words for semantics sake yet the distinctions are totally off of what they really mean

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