The term ‘blue pottery‘ originated from the startling Persian blue dye used to dye the ceramic. The famous Jaipur blue pottery that is created from Egyptian paste is cautiously glazed and low-fired. There is no clay used in creating blue pottery. The special ‘dough’ used for the pottery is made by combining powdered glass, quartz stone powder, Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), gum, borax and water. One more resource declares that Katira Gond powder (a kind of gum), & saaji (soda bicarbonate) is also added as ingredients.
A few of this pottery is translucent and typically bedecked with animal & bird patterns. Since they are low fired at very low temperature, it makes them fragile and brittle. The choice of items is chiefly ornamental. For example, vases, coasters, ashtrays, boxes and small bowls are the options used for ornamentation. The color palette is limited. Blue color is derived from cobalt oxide and green color from copper oxide. White color and other non-conventional colors, such as brown and yellow are occasionally incorporated as well.
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