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Fine clay which, when mixed with water, results in a fluid with a creamlike consistency, used in casting, glazing, decorating, and repairing ceramic wares; in its natural state, it contains sufficient flux to be used for glazing and decorating without the need of additives. For ceramic glaze with a high content of slip, use "slip glaze."

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<clay by composition or origin>

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clay, slip
slip clay

Equivalent Terms used

slips (clays)


12yrs ago

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